Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) were introduced in the Environment Act 2021. This new system
of spatial strategies will:
These are plans that will help drive more coordinated, practical, focussed action and investment to help nature and people flourish together, whilst delivering wider nature-based environmental benefits. They will consist of:
The NEP, commissioned by the Responsible Authority of Buckinghamshire Council and supporting Milton Keynes City Council, is the project manager for the LNRS development process for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.
Previously, Buckinghamshire (not including Milton Keynes) was part of a Defra pilot to understand how best to develop LNRSs. For more details on the specific steps of the pilot, please download the Buckinghamshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy Pilot Overview document.
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