Helping farmers frame their own future
This project aims to test and trial how a Nature Recovery Network can be developed across the North Cornwall coast using the Environmental Land Management scheme as the key delivery mechanism.
A Nature Recovery Network is a network of joined up places across the UK that allows wildlife to travel freely and flourish. A Nature Recovery Network between Newquay and Bude has been identified by the National Trust and RSPB as a coastal corridor of existing and proposed nature rich priority habitats.
In the development of the Government's new farming policy, the proposed Environmental Land Management system, there is a potential tension between the aspiration to make the system deliver at a landscape scale and the aspiration to give individual farmers and landowners a high degree of autonomy in decision making and delivery.
This project seeks to bring those two aspirations together by supporting a group of farmers and landowners to create their own test and trial measures that would deliver the environmental benefits of a Nature Recovery Network without the need for strong Government direction.
We're working with a group of farmers and landowners to shape what a Nature Recovery Network within North Cornwall could look like, and how and where the identified public benefits could be delivered with Environmental Land Management system support.