Exciting News: The Marine Element of the Devon Local Nature Recovery Strategy – Join Our Webinar on January 31st!

We’re really pleased to share the news that the marine component of the Devon Local Nature Recovery Strategy is now underway! This work is being led by a group of consultants headed up by Sam Lew and sailing under the banner of the Devon Maritime Forum.

Mandated by the Environment Act, the Devon Local Nature Recovery Strategy is set to encompass the entirety of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. Steering the overall development is Devon County Council, appointed as the Responsible Authority by the Secretary of State, and overseen by the Devon Local Nature Partnership along with statutory Supporting Authorities (Local Authorities, National Parks, and Natural England).

Beyond fulfilling statutory requirements, this strategy holds the promise of rejuvenating nature across Devon. While the statutory element focuses on the area up to mean low water, recognising the immense ecological value of Devon’s seas, it has been agreed to extend the reach to potentially 12 nautical miles.

Our dedicated marine project team is committed to building bridges across diverse sectors, fostering collaboration among individuals and groups from the public, private, third, and voluntary sectors. This inclusive approach seeks to weave in local knowledge and perspectives, instilling a sense of stewardship and local ownership for the successful implementation of the strategy in the years to come. Your input is invaluable!

Join us on January 31st at 2pm for an insightful webinar, where we’ll delve into the details and answer your questions. Booking is free through this link.

Together, let’s chart a course toward a sustainable and thriving marine ecosystem in Devon!

For any inquiries, reach out to us at dmf@devon.gov.uk