"We need to release the iron grip of heritage and romantic sentiment on the rural environment and begin to imagine how else it might look in the future.
Perhaps we need to rediscover that most unfashionable of mindsets: utopianism.
Among the mostly tragic and catastrophic consequences of Covid 19 there is a glimpse of a more utopian vision of the Lake District, one in which the complex environment is given the chance to thrive. This is not William Morris’ vision of a utopia realised far in the future, in News From Nowhere. This is news from now, here."