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The Department of Culture, Media and Sport recommends the Lake District as the UK's nomination for 2016 World Heritage inscription.
Consultation opens for the Partnership's Plan - the management plan for the proposed World Heritage Site, delivered by the Lake District Park Partnership.
Partnership's Plan consultation closes.
A nomination dossier is developed for the bid. This is taken to 11 May Partnership meeting and 20 May Authority meeting and submitted to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and English Heritage for checking.
Department of Culture, Media and Sport submits draft nomination dossier to UNESCO for completeness checking.
Feedback received on draft nomination dossier from UNESCO.
Final nomination dossier submitted by Department of Culture, Media and Sport to UNESCO.
Informed of UNESCO’s receipt of nomination dossier and confirmation that application is complete and will be reviewed.
Decision made by UNESCO World Heritage Committee.