Northumberland Wildlife Trust and partners have received funding from DEFRA via Natural England to develop proposals for a new Local Nature Partnership (LNP) which covers the administrative areas of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland (excluding the National Park and North Pennines AONB).
LNPs are a new initiative, announced in the Natural Environment White Paper 2011, tasked with leading on biodiversity, green infrastructure, land restoration and catchment management. They will bring together representatives from different sectors to make links between environmental action and wider economic and community priorities. They will also work alongside the existing Local Enterprise Partnerships to help grow a green and low carbon economy.
The first stakeholder engagement event was held on the 9th February as a starting point to discuss ideas for how the LNP should develop. You can download the presentation slides here.
A summary report of the outcomes of the first stakeholder event can be downloaded here.
Our application for formal recognition as a Local Nature Partnership has been submitted to DEFRA. To download a full copy please click here.