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Local Nature Recovery Strategy for North Northants to be produced


07 February 2023

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Following agreement at the January meeting of North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive, work will now start on producing and publishing a Local Nature Recovery Strategy for the area.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies are a new, England-wide system of spatial strategies that will establish priorities and map specific actions to drive nature’s recovery.

NNC will now work with partner organisations, landowners and local communities over the coming months to create the strategy, mapping key wildlife habitats across the local area and identifying priorities to improve, increase and connect habitats. 

North Northamptonshire has some wonderful areas for wildlife, including the Nene Valley Special Protection Area, nature reserves and country parks. We are also seeing considerable growth in the area, with North Northants being seen as a major business and transport hub. While beneficial to the area, it also is important that we consider the impact for wildlife and the wider environment. 

With this in mind, this strategy will help to generate sustainable development for the benefit of all of us, as well as our environment.
Cllr Harriet Pentland, the council’s Executive Member for Climate and Green Environment
This work will be of enormous benefit to our Planning teams as well as developers looking to enhance wildlife as part of new developments, as well as helping landowners and communities to identify opportunities to improve and connect their land to areas of wildlife importance.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

The report that was presented to the council’s Executive can be viewed on the NNC website.

More information about Nature Recovery Strategies are available on the Government website.