Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) are a Government initiative to change how we work on the natural environment. In July 2012, Hull and East Yorkshire became one of the 48 partnerships to be given formal LNP status by Government.
The vision of the LNP is to work together throughout the Hull and East Yorkshire area to achieve a healthy natural environment and sustainable green economy, within our valued and distinctive landscapes, for the benefit of present and future generations.
The LNP will create a change in how we work on the natural environment in the local area. A strategic level partnership is needed to pull together the different strands of the natural environment. In particular this will support landscape-scale working to create a resilient ecological network across the Hull and East Yorkshire area.
There already exists a range of partnerships and organisations working on the natural environment in the area. Whilst these work well at a local level and within their specific subject area, they have not been as successful at engaging with wider sectors and influencing decision-making related to the natural environment, such as the Local Enterprise Partnerships and Public Health Boards. They have also tended to work independently of each other without making the most of benefits to the natural environment from multi-themed projects.
The aim of the Hull and East Yorkshire LNP is not to replace or duplicate the work of existing partnerships, but to add value by complementing their work and drawing them together to work to deliver integrated benefits from, and for, the natural environment.
For more information on the LNP structure and areas of activity, you can download a copy of the Hull and East Yorkshire LNP's aims and objectives natural environment investment prospectus here:
Hull and East Yorkshire LNP Prospectus (pdf 1mb)