In response to our declaration of an environmental emergency in 2019, and as set out in our Environmental Strategy 2020-25, Norwich City Council is committed to protecting and enhancing habitat and biodiversity.
A new Biodiversity Strategy is being published in June 2022 following a public engagement event at The Halls and the Big Biodiversity Conversation digital engagement. Also informing the new Biodiversity Strategy is the Environment Act 2021 which aims to halt species decline, amongst other things, as part of Government’s 25 Year Environmental Plan.
The new Biodiversity Strategy builds on the successes of previous strategies and actions such as planting two thousand new trees in West Earlham Woods in 2021. In addition to the strategy, a biodiversity action plan (BAP) will be published to ensure a coordinated response by the council, local and regional partners, to protect and enhance biodiversity.
See information on Norwich’s parks and open spaces and for biodiversity in Norfolk more generally, the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership works to conserve, enhance and restore Norfolk's biological diversity.
Please watch this space for details of how to get involved when the new Biodiversity Strategy is available for consultation in June 2022.