The Solent Forum

Working in partnership for the future
Bucklers Hard
Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour © Beaulieu River Management
Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour © Beaulieu River Management

Solent Nature Recovery Scoping

Solent Forum is working with partners to help scope the strategic direction of Solent marine and coastal nature recovery, and how this can work alongside Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) being prepared by responsible authorities (local authorities) and others in the Solent.

LNRS are an important part of an ambitious package of measures being introduced by the Environment Act, 2021 to reverse nature’s decline. They are spatial strategies that establish the priorities and map proposals for specific actions, which will then lead to nature recovery and wider environmental benefits. The Strategies are tools to help us work together effectively and enable collective effort to focus where there’s most benefit. Please use these links for full details about Local Nature Recovery Strategies and the Nature Recovery Network they will help form.

LNRS cover habitats to mean low water, and this scoping work will look at the marine and intertidal space to compliment them. The work will involve preparing a list of potential data layers, drivers, and partners.  A report will be made to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Nature Partnership early in the new year, and it is anticipated that it be taken forward in conjunction with the Solent Seascape Project.