Sheffield has declared a nature emergency and is working to ensure that local planning decisions help nature to recover.
It’s developing a comprehensive biodiversity action plan to provide a vision and roadmap for Sheffield’s environment, which will include:
- Nature Recovery Networks, in line with a call by Eating Better member, the Wildlife Trusts for housing developments to be located in areas which are less important for nature.
- This will highlight areas where ecosystem connectivity is poor and where to target ecological management and funding from Biodiversity Net Gain.
- Updated habitat and species plans that link to the Local Plan and the Outdoor City.
- Green and Open Spaces Strategy and Trees and Woodland Strategy