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Local Nature Recovery Strategy

How the strategy will be created

  1. Stakeholder Engagement: Early in the process the Partnership will engage with local stakeholders, including conservation groups, landowners, land managers, government bodies, local authorities, business and community organisations. This process is crucial for ensuring the strategy reflects local needs and has broad support.
  2. Developing the Strategy: The drafting of the Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS), including mapping, setting priorities for action, and outlining specific projects and initiatives. This phase will likely involve both technical ecological assessments and broader consultation with stakeholders.
  3. Collaboration and Consultation: Making sure the strategy represents the shared goals of the county is essential to its success. Stakeholder collaboration will therefore play a central role in shaping the strategy and will be ongoing throughout the process, culminating in a public consultation on the draft LNRS.
  4. Implementation: Once the strategy is finalised and approved, projects and initiatives outlined in the strategy will begin, or continue, to be implemented. This will be ongoing over several years, with different projects having their own timelines. It is the ambition of the LNRS to inspire new nature recovery projects on the ground.
  5. Monitoring and Review: After implementation begins, there will be ongoing monitoring of outcomes and periodic reviews of the strategy's effectiveness, leading to revisions and adaptations as necessary.

The government anticipates that responsible authorities will take 12 to 18 months to prepare and publish their strategy, with completion due by March 2025.