Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership, along with National Farmers Union, Country Land and Business Association and Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group Southwest, are looking for input from landowners and farmers to help develop the Local Nature Recovery Strategy by mid-2024.
All welcome to one of the following sessions:
When: Tuesday 17th October 11.30am - 2pm. Lunch included
Where: Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7 6JS
When: Wednesday 25th October 6.30pm-8pm
Where: Online on Teams
When: Tuesday 14th November 11.30am - 2pm. Lunch included
Where: Hartpury University, Gloucester, GL19 3BE
There is also an event about Biodiversity Net Gain being run by Stroud District Council and NFU
When: Wednesday 20th September
Where: Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB
Defra is asking every county in England to develop a Local Nature Recovery Strategy. This will describe where and how the development of habitats could have the greatest benefit for nature.
The Local Nature Recovery Strategy will inform local planning processes. It will describe:
Potential measures to achieve these
Areas that are, or could become, of particular ecological importance – this will create a Local Habitat Map
The sessions in Autumn 2023 for farmers, landowners, land managers and farm advisors who:
already have environmental programmes or plans;
have received ELM scheme funding or other agri-environmental investment;
are thinking of applying in the future for ELM scheme funding or other investment;
are interested in the potential for off-site biodiversity net gain finance
to discuss how the Local Nature Recovery Strategy can reflect these existing actions and potential ideas and plans. The strategy will not force any landowner or manager to make changes. It will provide a strategic steer for the best options for nature.
For full details see https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/ecology-and-landscape/a-nature-recovery-strategy-for-gloucestershire/local-nature-recovery-strategy-information-for-farmers-advisors-and-landowners/