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A Local Nature Partnership for Somerset

The setting up of Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) was one of the key aspects of the Natural Environment White Paper. It is intended that the LNPs should work alongside Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).  Operating at a strategic level, LNPs will help to champion the value of nature. They will work with different sectors to benefit the natural environment and to tackle some of the challenges facing nature in local areas.

We are pleased to report that a Somerset Local Nature Partnership has been established to provide a strong voice for the natural environment in Somerset at a strategic, decision-maker level.

The Somerset Local Nature Partnership has three overall aims:

  • to create a shared vision and set of priorities for Somerset’s natural environment
  • to provide strong environmental leadership for nature at a strategic level
  • to forge strong and active connections with other sectors

A Prospectus, Naturally Somerset, has been developed to showcase the importance of a healthy environment to Somerset communities and businesses through six themes. To read the prospectus and find out how you can get involved please visit the Somerset Local Nature Partnership website.