Thanks for that Gary - it should provide some good opportunities for discussion on this Forum!
The panellist, James Rebanks (the "Lake District Shepherd"), who runs "Rebanks Consulting" ("Working at the meeting point between tourism, heritage and communities. Expert advisors to UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Paris.")
has produced the following report titled "WORLD HERITAGE STATUS. Is there opportunity for economic gain? Research and analysis of the socio-economic impact potential of UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Rebanks Consulting Ltd and Trends Business Research Ltd on behalf of the Lake District World Heritage Project"
It might be of interest to Forum members - seehttp://icomos.fa.utl.pt/documentos/2009/WHSTheEconomicGainFinalReport.pdf
He was, by the way, heavily criticised by George Monbiot in the Guardian article referred to on this Forum a few months ago -"The Lake District partnership commissioned its economic evaluation from a company called Rebanks Consulting. It is owned and run by James Rebanks, a Lake District sheep farmer. He was paid £30,000, in effect, to promote his own industry's interests. The bid was riddled with errors and omissions: the claim that the park is in "good physical condition", that the relationship between sheep and wildlife is "harmonious", that farming there is "wholly authentic in terms of ... its traditions, techniques and management systems". Leaving the European Union – on which, through subsidies, sheep farming is wholly reliant – wasn't mentioned."
That of course doesn't make Mr Monbiot right!
See - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/11/lake-district-world-heritage-si te-sheep