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Essex Local Nature Partnership

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

The government stated that Local Nature Partnerships should form in the most appropriate way for their area. After identifying the needs and priorities for Essex, the Local Nature Partnership Board agreed on the following 4 targets, to be achieved by 2030:

  • 14% of Natural Green Infrastructure coverage of Essex to be increased to 25% Natural Green infrastructure coverage by 2030
  • 50% of farmland in Essex to adopt Sustainable stewardship practices by 2030. This target has been adopted from the Essex Climate Action Commission.
  • 1 in 4 people in Essex taking action for Nature Recovery. Target adopted from the Essex Wildlife Trust.
  • access to high quality green space for all.

How it works

Essex Local Nature Partnership is hosted by Essex County Council (ECC) and is structured around a Board, an officer working group and sub-focus working groups. There are currently 4 sub-focus working groups:

  1. Local Nature Recovery Strategy Working Group
  2. Community Engagement Working Group
  3. Planning and Biodiversity Net Gain Working Group
  4. Agriculture Working Group  

Find out more about the partnership (opens new window) and how you can get involved with the Local Nature Partnership on the Essex Climate Action Commission website.