Decision details

Appointment of North Yorkshire County Council as the Responsible Authority for Local Nature Recovery Strategy covering North Yorkshire and City of York – continuation of provisional offer and acceptance of additional seed funding from Defra

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Open to Business

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To accept an additional tranche of £32,500 of seed funding from Defra to support preparatory work on Local Nature Recovery Strategy for North Yorkshire and the City of York


Authorisation has been given to the Corporate Director - Strategic Resources to accept a further Section 31 Grant of £32,500 offered by Defra to support ongoing work on the Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) covering North Yorkshire and the City of York.
Exempt from call-in as decision previously agreed

Reasons for the decision:

In light of further delay to full roll out (now expected in April 2023) of Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS), Defra is providing additional revenue seed funding of £32,500 per provisional LNRS Responsible Authority to support ongoing preparatory work on the LNRS. This funding will be paid as a Section 31 grant.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 09/02/2023

Date of decision: 20/01/2023

Effective from: 17/02/2023