Berkshire's Local Nature Recovery Strategy

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Now is a really exciting time for nature.



We need to think about where Berkshire nature needs our help the most and how people can benefit from giving nature a hand. Help us decide.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRSs) are spatial strategies to recover nature across England: part of the 2021 Environment Act. Together, they will cover the country in a Nature Recovery Network (NRN).

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are excited to be the Responsible Authority for our Berkshire LNRS. Bracknell, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire and Wokingham are supporting authorities with Natural England. They will help contribute to the strategy. Updates on the progress of the LNRS are posted below.


Visualisation of stakeholder views on Berkshire Nature Recovery. Credits to Natalie Ganpatsingh.


Each LNRS will map areas of current particular importance for biodiversity, and work with partners from many groups, from landowners to businesses, to eNGOs, and the public. Priorities for nature recovery will be agreed and these will be used to create a local habitat map. These will depict what needs to happen to achieve the agreed aims for nature. This will link up with delivery mechanisms, such as Biodiversity Net Gain for planning and Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes for land management including farming.


Find a blog here from Natural England for more information on Local Nature Recovery Strategies.

Now is a really exciting time for nature.



We need to think about where Berkshire nature needs our help the most and how people can benefit from giving nature a hand. Help us decide.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRSs) are spatial strategies to recover nature across England: part of the 2021 Environment Act. Together, they will cover the country in a Nature Recovery Network (NRN).

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are excited to be the Responsible Authority for our Berkshire LNRS. Bracknell, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire and Wokingham are supporting authorities with Natural England. They will help contribute to the strategy. Updates on the progress of the LNRS are posted below.


Visualisation of stakeholder views on Berkshire Nature Recovery. Credits to Natalie Ganpatsingh.


Each LNRS will map areas of current particular importance for biodiversity, and work with partners from many groups, from landowners to businesses, to eNGOs, and the public. Priorities for nature recovery will be agreed and these will be used to create a local habitat map. These will depict what needs to happen to achieve the agreed aims for nature. This will link up with delivery mechanisms, such as Biodiversity Net Gain for planning and Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes for land management including farming.


Find a blog here from Natural England for more information on Local Nature Recovery Strategies.

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Where for nature in Berkshire?

7 months

This is your chance to let us know where you know is good for nature, and where you believe is an opportunity for future recovery. Remember we must be selective in our strategy - we cannot prioritise the whole county straight away. 


1. Baseline - Mark in pink where you know is a hotspot of a certain species or habitat. Please detail what species/habitat this is and any other information you feel is useful. To drop a pin click ‘add xxxx’ and then drag and drop the pink ‘pin’.

2. Opportunity - Mark in blue where you believe would be an important opportunity (land, river or wetlands) to prioritise for nature recovery. Please detail where this area covers and why you believe this, as well as any other information you feel is useful.  To drop a pin click ‘add xxxx’ and then drag and drop the blue ‘pin’.

3. Land you manage Mark in orange your land as a landowner (with land of over one hectare in size), to indicate that you are open to being a part of the Local Nature Recovery Strategy. Please leave a full name or your contact email address. To drop a pin click ‘add xxxx’ and then drag and drop the orange ‘pin’. Alternatively please email bnc@rbwm.gov.uk to register your interest. 


When you have added your information scroll down and press 'submit'. This information will now have been recorded and will be analysed in the preparations of our Local Nature Recovery Strategy. 


Page last updated: 14 Jun 2024, 03:33 PM