Decision details

Local Nature Recovery Strategy – Public Consultation

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the response to the consultation.


RESOLVED to approve the draft Essex Local Nature Recovery Strategy document for public consultation.

Reasons for the decision:

  1. The Environment Act introduced Local Nature Recovery Strategies and mandatory biodiversity net gain. This report provides an update on the consultation process for the draft Essex Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS).  The council is a ‘Supporting Authority’ to the Essex public consultation on the draft LNRS and Essex County Council (ECC) as ‘Responsible Authority’ require UDC executive member sign off by 15th July, ahead of ECC launching the 8 week public consultation. UDC officers including the Principal Ecologist have reviewed and input into the draft Essex LNRS.


Publication date: 10/07/2024

Date of decision: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 18/07/2024

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