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Cost of living support

Advice and support to help manage the rising cost of living.


We're proud to be part of a area of Essex which is rich in different habitats.

'Biodiversity' is short for 'biological diversity' and is the term used to describe the variety of all living things and the assemblages of plants, animals and natural materials we call habitats and includes the processes that occur in these natural systems.

But biodiversity is not only about wildlife, it is also about people. It is a key component of the quality of all our lives, providing wide-ranging social and economic benefits. Crucially, the health of the environment is indicative of the sustainable use of natural systems - air, soil and water for example - upon which we all depend.

Countryside and wildlife

About the local countryside, wildlife sites and protected verges in the district

Tree planting

We're working with partners and planting a new generation of trees across Uttlesford.

Biodiversity net gain

Biodiversity net gain makes sure development has a measurably positive impact ('net gain') on biodiversity, compared to what was there before development

Essex Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS)

Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) bring together local organisations, businesses and people who want to improve their local natural environment

Chalk streams

Chalk streams are a rare and valuable habitat, often referred to as the equivalent of England's rainforests.

Uttlesford District Council's Biodiversity Duty

Public authorities who operate in England must consider what they can do to conserve and enhance biodiversity in England