Two case studies reflecting some of the recent work of our Local Nature Partnership have just been placed on our website. They were produced at the request of Defra, and relate to two areas of activity:
1) Natural Capital Baseline Assessment – this case study describes our efforts last year to create a document summarising all the natural capital assets across the LNP region (download it here).
2) Influencing the Planners – this case study explains our recent work in engaging with Local Plans and local planning authorities through the ‘Duty to Cooperate’ (download it here).
We had assumed that all the case studies being prepared by Local Nature Partnerships across England would be circulated among all the other the LNPs to help us learn from one another. However we discovered that their main purpose is to help Defra staff respond to Ministerial requests for information about LNP activities. Whilst we support this, we did feel it would also be of interest to others if we placed both documents on our website, and urge Defra to take the lead in greater information-sharing and coordination between LNPs.