Decision details

North Yorkshire and York Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) Responsible Authority Update

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Managing our Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an update on the duties of being the Responsible Authority for the Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) and preliminary governance and delivery planning and seek permission to authorise the Corporate Director - Resources to accept new burdens LNRS funding offered by DEFRA up to a value of £450,000 in order to prepare and publish the LNRS.


Authorisation to the acceptance of £388,00 of funding from Defra to support work on preparing and publishing the Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS).

Reasons for the decision:

It was agreed that the LNRS will support other North Yorkshire Council priorities including the Climate Change Strategy and the preparation of the new Local Plan.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 01/08/2023

Date of decision: 28/07/2023

Effective from: 09/08/2023

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