Rotherham green countryside with river


Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) are a new, England-wide system of spatial strategies. They will establish actions to drive nature’s recovery and provide wider environmental benefits. They were introduced into law by the Environment Act 2021. 

In June 2023, Mayor Oliver Coppard was made Responsible Authority for a South Yorkshire LNRS. This includes the areas of all four Local Authorities in the region: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield. A map of each LNRS area is available here. 

South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) will lead the strategy development and follow guidance as set out by Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). 

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