The first ‘State of the Environment Report for Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes’ was completed in 2016. The report looks at Buckinghamshire’s environmental assets, how we use them and benefit from them, and provides a baseline record of key indicators, with trend data where possible. The report will be used to direct future monitoring and resource priorities.
Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge: Letter of Support
The NEP has produced a letter of support to endorse the Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge as a Nature Improvement Area.
Available to view or download (uploaded 17 October 2016).
In conjunction with its experts and Partners across the sectors, the NEP has approved a new ‘Vision for Green Infrastructure in Buckinghamshire’, including Milton Keynes, along with a set of 9 Principles which should be followed to achieve the Vision by 2030. The Vision and Principles act as a refresh and supplement to the 2009 GI Strategy for Buckinghamshire.
Click to download the Vision and Principles for the Improvement of Green Infrastructure (uploaded September 2016).
Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes NEP: Response to the Draft Wycombe District and Draft Aylesbury Vale Local Plans
NEP has prepared a response to the draft Local Plan consultation for Wycombe District, prior to the consultation deadline. The response sets out amendments that, if made, would bring the Local Plan into line with the NEP’s “Vision and Principles for the Improvement of Green Infrastructure in Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes.” The response is available here.
Update: The NEP response to the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) has been prepared and is now available to view.
The ‘Buckinghamshire Energy Strategy’ was approved by the NEP Board on the 15th April 2015.
Click Buckinghamshire Energy Strategy to download the new Energy Strategy (linked 28th April 2015).
The ‘Forward to 2020: Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Biodiversity Action Plan’ was approved by the NEP Board on the 16th January 2015.
Click Forward to 2020: Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Biodiversity Action Plan to download the new Biodiversity Action Plan (uploaded 22nd January 2015).
In October 2015, a letter was delivered to the Parliamentary under Secretary of State on behalf of all 48 LNPs for consideration on how LNPs can contribute to the Government’s biodiversity core objectives ahead of the launch of DEFRAs 25 year Environment Framework.
Download the letter on behalf of LNPs to Rory Stewart (October 2015).
The ‘Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership Strategic Work Plan 2014-2017′ was approved by the NEP Board on 8th July 2015.
Click NEP Strategic Work Plan 2014/17 to download the latest copy (uploaded 28th September 2015).
Press Release: Buckinghamshire’s Road Verges, “Helping to deliver the UK’s National Pollinator Strategy.”
Download the press release: Buckinghamshire’s Road Verges (September 2015).
Press Release: Come and do your bit for nature where you live.
Download the press release: New Action Plan for Nature in Buckinghamshire (October 2014).
The ‘Buckinghamshire Green Infrastructure Delivery Plan’ was published in August 2013.
Click here to download the plan.