Local Nature Recovery Strategy Opportunity Areas

Closes 4 Aug 2024

Opened 7 Jun 2024


Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is leading the preparation of a Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) for the Liverpool City Region.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies were established in the Environment Act 2021. They are evidence-based, locally led strategies to guide nature’s recovery and wider environmental benefits, at a regional level. There are 48 LNRSs being developed across England.

Each strategy will:

  • Agree priorities for nature’s recovery;
  • Map the most valuable existing areas for nature;
  • Map specific proposals for creating or improving habitat for nature and wider environmental goals.

The LNRS is not a delivery plan, nor can it offer protection or prevention of land uses. It will act as a framework to guide joined-up delivery and funding mechanisms to areas where the biggest benefit will be achieved.

Why your views matter

In October 2023 we asked you why nature across the Liverpool City Region is important to you and what you would like to see prioritised in the LNRS. This has informed the nature recovery objectives that our strategy is seeking to achieve.

We are now asking where you think we could direct nature recovery.

We’ll use this information to help inform the development of the local habitat map where opportunities for deliverable nature recovery intervention will be highlighted.

Please note that submission of a location or suggestion does not guarantee its inclusion in the strategy and does not provide any protection for that location. We ask that you focus on deliverable propositions.

Give us your views


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Environment