Policy paper

Local nature recovery strategies

Strategies that propose how and where to recover nature and improve the wider environment across England.

Applies to England



Preparing local nature recovery strategies is a statutory requirement under the Environment Act 2021.

Preparation and delivery will be supported by government but each local nature recovery strategy (LNRS) will be locally-led with public, private and voluntary sectors working together to agree what should be done to recover nature in the area and helping to do it.

This document explains:

  • what local nature recovery strategies are
  • what the strategies will look like
  • how they will be prepared
  • who can be involved
  • how the strategies will be delivered
  • when strategies will be reviewed and updated
Published 30 June 2023