Have your say on nature recovery

We want to hear from you regarding proposed plans to support nature recovery across the North York Moors!

Alongside partner organisations and stakeholders, we have put together a draft Nature Recovery Plan that will act as a tool to help better deliver on nature recovery objectives, as stated within the Management Plan. It will also provide long-term direction for nature recovery in the National Park and provide guidance for land managers and developers to ensure nature is in a better state than it was before development – otherwise known as Biodiversity Net Gain.

Kingfisher perched on a branch. Credit Paul Harris.Background

The Government has made legally-binding commitments to end the historic decline of nature and to enable it to recover. To address this ‘responsible authorities’, namely county councils or combined authorities, are required to create a local nature recovery strategy (LNRS) that will agree priorities for nature recovery and propose actions towards achieving these.

The North York Moors National Park lies within two LNRS areas - North Yorkshire and York, and the Tees Valley. This draft Nature Recovery Plan has been produced to link to these two LNRS and provide detailed information on the proposals for nature recovery within the boundaries of the National Park. It will also support and expand on the nature recovery objectives outlined within the Management Plan.

To have your say on the proposals, please scroll through the following pages and complete the form towards the bottom of each page before 19 April 2024. The pages each address a specific topic or habitat(s) that have been identified as areas where steps towards nature recovery can be made. There is no obligation to complete each form, so feel free to focus on an area that best suits your experience or is of particular concern to you.

If you would like to find out more regarding the proposed draft Nature Recovery Plan you can also download the document in its entirety.

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