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Lewes Biodiversity Strategy

Meeting: 10/06/2021 - Lewes District Council Cabinet (Item 7)

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Report of Director of Service Delivery

Lead Cabinet members: Councillors Matthew Bird and Julie Carr

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To approve the Lewes District Council Biodiversity Strategy 2021- 2025, set out at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

(2) To approve the associated Action Plan, set out at Appendix 2 to the report.

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Director of Service Delivery, introducing the Biodiversity Strategy and associated work plan.

 

The purpose of this strategy was to set out ambitious yet achievable aims and actions to better tackle biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation through nature-based solutions across the district and the wider inter-connected landscape.

 

As part of the strategy, the Council would work with its partners, including town and parish councils, to encourage them to adopt its policies on the land that they own and manage, as well as on land that the Council manage on their behalf.

 

Policy and Performance Advisory Committee (PPAC), held on 3 June 2021, considered the report and were supportive of the recommendations in full. Councillor Linington, Leader of the Opposition, was in attendance to present PPAC’s discussion. Councillor Linington also added her support to the proposals, in particular Biodiversity Net Gain.

 

Resolved (Key decision):

 

(1) To approve the Lewes District Council Biodiversity Strategy 2021- 2025, set out at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

(2) To approve the associated Action Plan, set out at Appendix 2 to the report.

 

Reason for decisions:

 

To set out the principles and approach to supporting biodiversity and to provide a framework and work plan for Lewes District Council in its collaborative approach to protecting and enhancing natural assets.