Workshop gets started on new Nature Strategy

Work has begun to develop a new strategic direction for nature conservation efforts across Greater Lincolnshire.

The GLNP held a workshop for Partners at the Stanhope Hall in Horncastle to start discussions around a new Nature Strategy to replace the Lincolnshire Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) which comes to an end later this year.

The current 3rd edition BAP sets out agreed targets for habitat and species conservation across Greater Lincolnshire and marks 20 years of strategic approaches to nature conservation across the area.

Development of a new Nature Strategy comes amidst a range of national policy changes with the Environment and Agricultural Bills currently making their way through parliament as Government sets out the legislative framework with which to deliver its 25 Year Environment Plan aspirations.

Around 50 people from a wide range of conservation organisations, local authorities and farming businesses attended the workshop to begin the process of designing a new Nature Strategy.

Partners will continue to be consulted as work on the new document continues over the coming months before the new strategy is unveiled at the annual GLNP conference in November.

Anyone interested in feeding into its development is invited to get in touch by email to or 01507 528398.