Biodiversity net gain up-date

Consultation outcome The government were seeking views on how they could improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work. They have now published the summary of responses and government response. The national LNP network, including TVNP submitted a joint response to this...

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Teesside Terns Need Help!

Request for volunteers to help warden Little terns This year the Little tern colony has relocated from Crimdon Dene to Seaton Carew and the ‘Little Tern Partnership’ is looking for volunteers to help with the wardening effort. Please consider offering to help safeguard this ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Tees Valley’s coastline. Breeding...

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UK Govt. New Green Finance Strategy

HM Government published the UK’s first Green Finance Strategy today. This document sets out steps to ensure that the financial services sector throughout the UK plays a positive role in ensuring the natural environment is protected and restored, alongside the ongoing challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Strategy says: “Through the publication of...

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25 Year Environment Plan Progress

Today the government published the first the 25 Year Environment Plan progress report. The report records progress against the ten goals of the plan and finds that 90% of priority actions have been delivered or are on track for timely delivery. Key successes include: Preparing the first Environment Bill in over 20 years which...

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UK Natural Capital Committee – latest advice

  Natural Capital Committee advice on soil management Natural Capital Committee (NCC) advice and recommendations on soil management. 9:54am, 14 May 2019: First published. Natural Capital Committee advice on marine management Natural Capital Committee (NCC) advice and recommendations on marine management. 9:54am, 14 May 2019: First published. Natural Capital Committee advice to government on...

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New Protection for Tees Estuary Wildlife

Natural England confirmed today that a new SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) has been declared for Teesmouth and the Cleveland Coast. The Tees Estuary is a unique environment where industrial facilities share the landscape with a wide range of coastal habitats which teem with wildlife. There were previously seven SSSI’s protecting parts of...

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South Tees – Clean Air

Work Starts on a Clean Air Strategy for South Tees A first workshop to inform and gather initial ideas was held in March. The presentations were so good they are included here: S Tees Clean Air intro Air Quality & the Health Impacts, Public Health England: Air Pollution & Health PHE Local Air Quality...

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TVNP Business Plan

The 2019-2022 Business Plan is finally here! TVNP Business Plan 2019-2022  Timothy Crawshaw, Chair of TVNP states ‘Our work over the coming years will embrace the emerging opportunities and will focus on creating the business case for investment in the natural environment, securing benefits for the economy, communities and the environment. In this Business...

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New Member

We welcome ‘The Festival of Thrift’ as a new member We are pleased to welcome our latest addition to the Tees Valley Nature Partnership. This ever popular, creative celebration of sustainable living has continued to go from strength to strength and attracts around 35-40 thousand visitors a year.’ It’s not just a 2 day...

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