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1 Local Nature Partnerships What, who, where, why? November 22 nd 2012 VSNW Conference The State We’re In

2 Local Nature Partnerships LNPs – what? Established in Natural Environment White Paper 2011 Announced summer 2012 Self-sustaining strategic partnerships - broad range of local organisations, businesses and people Work with, and influence, other local strategic decision makers Help their local area to manage the natural environment as a system Embed its value in local decisions for the benefit of nature, people and the economy

3 Local Nature Partnerships What? Leadership – local champions - strategic vision and set of priorities – drive positive change -integrating & improving economic and social outcomes Engage and collaborate at a senior level Raise awareness of value of environment and the range of services it provides Understand & develop best available evidence Involve local communities Overview and co-ordination of activity: collaborative working

4 Local Nature Partnerships What? Support delivery of Nature Improvement Areas Influence strategic plans and decisions (Duty to Co-operate) Develop ecological / Green Infrastructure frameworks Provide integrated advice to Local Authorities / LEPs / HWBs on the natural environment & current and potential benefits Influence decisions about organisations’ resource allocation Support biodiversity offset pilots Monitor and report on (integrated) environmental outcomes Plan and deliver integrated environmental action Champion links between the economy, health, wellbeing and the natural environment Engage local people in debates about change

5 Local Nature Partnerships Who? Local Authorities (county and district) Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Parish Councils Community Forums National Parks Statutory environmental agencies Civil society organisations and Environmental Charities ? Structures ? Existing Partnerships Land Owners Local Businesses Local Enterprise Partnerships Health and Wellbeing Reps Education/Learning organisations Community Organisers Local Environmental Record Centres Local Universities

6 Local Nature Partnerships Where? Cumbria Lancashire Greater Manchester Liverpool City Region Cheshire [region] South Pennines Morecambe Bay Northern Upland Chain

7 Local Nature Partnerships Contacts Northern Uplands Chris Cumbria Graham Morecambe Bay Susannah Lancashire Tim Greater Manchester Mark Liverpool City Region Christine Bennett South Pennines Mark Cheshire Sarah

8 Local Nature Partnerships Opportunities Strong links with key audiences – LEPs, LAs, HWBs Influence strategic plans eg development, investment, growth Innovative ways to deliver your agenda New forum for key messages Get more from the environment! Potential for collaborative work within / across VCS

9 Local Nature Partnerships Potential areas for collaboration… Active travel Green space provision / improvement / accessibility Local / healthy food production Safer places / crime reduction Local environmental quality Air quality Public transport / accessibility Fuel poverty Regeneration Community empowerment & cohesion Training / skills / volunteering

10 Local Nature Partnerships Potential pitfalls Resources! Another talking shop? More bureaucracy Unrepresentative representative body Focus / engagement [themes, partners etc] Expectations… Toe-treading

11 Local Nature Partnerships North West networks NW Environment Link (NWEL) Natural Economy Investment Forum (NEIF) NW Green Infrastructure Forum (GIF) NW Biodiversity Partnership (NWBP) NW Forestry Forum (NWFF) NW Environmental Evidence Group (EEG) GreenSpace North West (GSNW) NW Climate Change Partnership (now Climate Change North West) NW Coastal Forum (NWCF) Environmental Sustainability Technical Assistance Group (ESTA)

12 Local Nature Partnerships Discussion How could an LNP help to deliver your objectives? What themes / projects could you collaborate on / how could you best be involved? What could you bring to an LNP? What issues should LNPs be co-operating on across boundaries?

13 Local Nature Partnerships Andy Yuille Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer CPRE North West


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