Green Light For Local Nature Partnership

The Government has given the green light to set up a new body, which will aim to manage the natural environment of Scilly and offer a unified voice for the environment.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Environment Partnership has been approved by Government as one of 41 Local Nature Partnerships or LNPs in England.

They’ll be deciding the local priorities, which should benefit nature, people and the economy.  Local AONB’s, the NHS and Cornwall Council have all been involved in arguing the case for a joint LNP between Scilly and Cornwall.

Council Chief Executive and chair of the AONB Joint Advisory Committee, Philip Hygate, is to chair the LNP Initiation Board. He says the group will, “deliver coordinated environmental outcomes that underpin the economy, quality of life and wellbeing of the communities and visitors.”

Next they’ll have to talk to Defra and develop a detailed strategic plan to move from the initial planning board to the final organisation.