South Yorkshire Local Nature Partnership
About the South Yorkshire LNP
The South Yorkshire Local Nature Partnership brings together over 50 partner organisations from across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, to champion the value of the natural environment and embed its social and economic benefits into decision-making.
Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) have been called the ‘Green Mirror’ to the Local Enterprise Partnerships. South Yorkshire LNP has been formally recognized by the Government and is working to inform and influence ‘place making’, economic growth and development and enhanced quality of life and living spaces within the northern part of Sheffield City Region – i.e. Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. More about LNPs can be found on Defra’s website here.
Our Local Nature Partnership’s Vision:
“South Yorkshire’s environment will be enhanced, valued and protected, well managed and enjoyed by everyone – and will help to make South Yorkshire a great place in which to live, do business, travel and visit. South Yorkshire will offer a high quality natural environment supporting sustainable economic development and helping to deliver a competitive city region by creating attractive settings for investment”
Location and structure
The Terms of Reference for the South Yorkshire LNP and its Board can be downloaded here.
Spatial priorities and strategic priorities
The LNP Board endorses the South Yorkshire Green Infrastructure Strategy as the LNP’s agreed spatial priorities, which are informed by local plans and a clear economic rationale. The Green Infrastructure Strategy also provides the foundation for the LNP’s work with the Local Enterprise Partnerships.
The South Yorkshire LNP’s key strategic priorities are to:
- Champion and communicate key messages about the value and benefits of a high quality environment
- Enable growth and development in South Yorkshire by mitigating risks to the economy (such as flooding) and creating attractive settings for investment
- Building capacity and integration in the sector, breaking down barriers, helping to boost skills and working with others such as the Health & Wellbeing Boards to deliver practical projects
- Securing new funding, partnerships and projects – drawing together and supporting existing initiatives and helping to secure new resources
- Coordinating spatial and strategic priorities – giving a unified voice and clear messages over the key priorities and working with others on strategic planning and delivery
South Yorkshire South Yorkshire Local Nature Partnership Updates
New EU Brochure on green infrastructure
The EU has recently put forward its new view on green infrastructure. Published by the European Commission, this new brochure sets out their current position and initiatives relating to GI. Please follow this link to download the document. Happy reading!
Call for nominations for South
Call for nominations for South Yorkshire Local Nature Partnership Board representatives Following the Partnership’s endorsement of its Terms of Reference, the South Yorkshire LNP full Board has now been convened. The Board will comprise a maximum of 21 representatives, with