On 11th December 2021, the Sussex LNP ran an online event to raise the level of awareness and understanding within Local Planning Authorities across Sussex of emerging policy on nature’s recovery and net gain, to provide an important foundation for future strategy and delivery for nature within these local authorities.

The event provided a high-level introduction to the Environment Bill and the policy emerging from it relating to Nature Recovery Networks, Local Nature Recovery Strategies and Mandatory Net Gain for Biodiversity. The event expanded on strategic thinking from the county and regional level, and shared case studies and experiences of local authorities who have been developing approaches to put these policies into practice. Copies of the presentations from the event are available to view below.