East Yorkshire nature recovery strategy to be developed
A new plan is being developed to restore nature in Hull and East Yorkshire.
The Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) would "identify local priorities for nature recovery, proposing ways to enhance existing nature hot-spots and to create new habitats". The scheme is a partnership between the region's two councils in collaboration with local nature organisation – and is part a national government programme.
Hull City councillor Julia Conner said: "Having an urban landscape as a city means we must find new way to support nature and our green spaces. Being an integral part of the geographical area, the council has embraced that our open spaces can be multi-faceted and can be used for a wide range options, including biodiversity and nature."
Councillor Paul West, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's cabinet member for environment, said the authority wanted "to make sure this new strategy meets the needs of our communities, farmers, businesses and, of course, our wildlife".
"I urge everyone to take part in our survey and come along to our workshops," he said. "By getting involved in the LNRS, you're actively contributing to a greener future for Hull and East Yorkshire."