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Local Nature Recovery Strategies

The Local Nature Recovery Strategy Group is a new Link group seeking to reverse the decline of nature in England. Local Nature Recovery Strategies will be rolled out across England in 2022. We are working to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the five 2022/21 pilots set up to test the process, with the aim of ensuring that the final guidelines and regulations will enable local authorities to develop successful strategies.

Link: Bruce Winney, Policy Officer

Update from the group:

We have had a number of conversations with individuals involved in the five LNRS pilots (Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Northumberland) to understand their contrasting experiences. This has allowed us to focus on a number of areas of concern that will form a framework for examining the outputs from the pilots and subsequent advocacy work to influence the final guidelines.

We also ran a seminar at the end of April for Link members to allow our members to get an understanding of the LNRS process and the pilots and to solicit questions and contributions. Speakers were from DEFRA, Natural England, the Cumbria pilot and Link.

The pilots are due to submit their reports at the end of May and we are looking forward to seeing what they contain.

For further information, contact Bruce Winney, Link’s Policy Officer.

Last updated: 25 May 2021