Local Nature Recovery Strategy

Local Nature Recovery Strategy with Nottinghamshire County Council

Newark and Sherwood District Council is working closely with Nottinghamshire County Council and other partners on the development of Nottinghamshire’s Local Nature Recovery Strategy.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRSs) are a new England-wide system of spatial strategies established by the Environment Act 2021. The main purpose of these strategies is to help reverse the ongoing decline of nature in England by establishing priorities for nature recovery and identify locations to create or improve habitat most likely to provide the greatest benefit for nature and the wider environment, and in doing so contribute to the national Nature Recovery Network. The LNRS will also inform the delivery of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and help to guide local planning policy for nature recovery.

Across England there are to be 48 LNRSs, and Nottinghamshire County Council has been appointed by DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to be the Responsible Authority to lead on the development of the LNRS for Nottinghamshire and the City of Nottingham.

For more information on the strategy and its development please contact Nottinghamshire County Council; Local Nature Recovery Strategy | Nottinghamshire County Council