PEOPLE aren't convinced by the new low-carbon projects currently underway in the Lake District.

A number of low carbon projects are running throughout the Lake District to help tackle the climate emergency and promote best practice in the National Park.

Some of the projects already underway include: A Low Carbon Lake District Green Grants Scheme to help small businesses and community organisations cut carbon.

Electric car charging points being installed at various National Trust and National Park locations throughout the Lake District.

Solar panels installed at Ferry Nab car park on the shore of Windermere.

Planning for new and improved walking and cycle routes at Derwentwater in Keswick and a South Windermere trail.

A new hired electric fleet of cars for Lake District National Park operations.

A number of new green technologies at the National Park Visitor Centre, Brockhole.

Shovel or spade said: "Yet they continue to pass plans for barns to be converted into holiday lets, attracting thousands of visitors a year in their cars."

U6D3 agreed, adding: "The old barns are great locations for nesting Barn Owls, Little Owls, House Martins and Barn Swallows. Once they're converted to holiday homes the nesting opportunities are lost forever."

Norman G said: "An excuse to squander money on electric vehicles whilst still attracting millions of visitors to drive and fly! Well done. Tourism is a massive contributor to CO2 and is a frivolous pastime. Surely they should be looking to minimise?"

Not everyone agreed, however.  

Save Big Col said: "This is great news. Cumbria has been at the heart of non carbon energy for over 60 years - time to build a new nuclear power station in our great county to show we lead the way with non carbon power."