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Local Nature Recovery Strategy

East Sussex County Council has been appointed as the Responsible Authority to develop and publish a Local Nature Recovery Strategy for East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies are a new legal requirement arising from the Environment Act (2021). They are spatial strategies covering the whole of England, intended to drive more coordinated, practical and focused action on nature recovery. They will support the delivery of Biodiversity Net Gain and provide a focus for the strengthened duty on all public authorities to conserve and enhance biodiversity.

East Sussex County Council is working closely with West Sussex County Council as our neighbouring Responsible Authority. Strategies for both counties are being developed under the banner of Sussex Nature Recovery. More information on the LNRS can be found at Sussex Nature Recovery.