Local Nature Recovery Strategy

Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) are a key component of the Environment Act (2021). The council has a statutory duty for this information to be publicised here on the corporate website.

What is the Local Nature Recovery Strategy?

Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) are a key component of the Environment Act (2021). They are a suite of new spatial strategies across England which will identify locations to improve nature and provide other environmental benefits, such as carbon sequestration, flood regulation, and access to nature-rich spaces. These strategies will complement one another to restore, create and connect habitats across England following the principles of spaces for nature being “bigger, better and more joined up”.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies will help to direct several new funding streams including for agri-environment funding. They will also link with Biodiversity Net Gain, which is a new planning requirement to ensure habitat for wildlife is in a better state than it was before development.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been formally appointed by DEFRA to act as the “Responsible Authority” for the development of the Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Hull and East Yorkshire.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy will:

  • agree priorities for nature's recovery
  • map the most valuable existing areas for nature
  • map specific proposals for creating and improving habitat for nature and wider environmental goals.

Decisions about where and how to recover nature will be reached through consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, from farmers, fisheries, ecologists and community groups to health professionals and local businesses. In Hull and East Yorkshire, we want everyone to have their say.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy will be developed as an evidence based, locally led and collaborative approach. The LNRS process will officially start over the coming months during which time steering and working groups will be created and the consultation process will begin.

Who is funding the preparation of the strategy?

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are providing funding to support the development of Local Nature Recovery Strategies.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and other regional organisations are also investing in the development of the strategy through providing staffing resource, building the local evidence base, and sharing knowledge across different sectors.

When will the strategy be produced?

We are currently developing a plan for preparing the strategy, including how we will engage with stakeholders throughout the process. Our aim is for the strategy to be complete by early 2025.

To begin the development phase, we are currently confirming membership of the delivery team who will support us in this ambitious programme. This will include Hull City Council, Hull and East Yorkshire Local Nature Partnership, Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership, Humber Nature Partnership and representatives of the DEFRA family amongst others.

How do I get involved?

We want everyone in Hull and East Yorkshire to be talking about the Local Nature Recovery Strategy and its ambition to recover nature across the region.

Please look out for updates to this webpage as we will be publishing further details about the strategy and how to get involved in the near future.

To support us in shaping our Local Nature Recovery Strategy click the link below to engage with us:

Have Your Say Today - Hull And East Yorkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy - Commonplace

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