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Enhancing local delivery and implementation of the 25YEP through strengthening integration, leadership and stakeholder relationships’ - BE0137

In January 2018 the Government Launched its 25 Year Plan for the Environment (25 YEP); the overarching vision for the Plan is to improve the environment within a generation. The Natural Capital Committee has highlighted that a natural capital approach needs to be taken to improve the environment, and the 25 YEP aims to embed this approach.

Local Delivery is key to achieving the aim of the 25 YEP. Local partnerships, such as Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs), Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) and Catchment Partnerships among others, are in an ideal place to support this, and there have been many successes. However, despite this, the current local delivery landscape remains a complex matrix of overlapping partnerships, often with disparate plans. In view of this, Defra needs to understand the components of current successes and how they could be applied elsewhere in the future to enable consistent nationwide delivery.
a. To determine the effectiveness and efficiency of local leadership by producing an evidence-based review of the current status of local environmental integration and local leadership. This would include consideration of a range of organisations and partnerships, and how they interact including, LNPs, LEPs, NIAs, catchment based approaches, HWBs, National Parks, etc.

b. To i) identify best practice models of effective local leadership and integrated delivery, (ii) identify key success factors and (iii) identify any models where poor integration hampers local delivery.

c. To review what Defra’s role should be to support effective local delivery and integration, and offer recommendations on how to achieve this.

d. To identify best practice where LNPs and LEPs/HWBs have formed effective partnerships, delivering good environmental outcomes. More specifically, to understand the strategic economic plans of LEPs and to review and examine how LNPs have been consulted and involved.

e. To determine which key elements facilitated the cooperation between LNPs, LEPs and HWBs. To convene discussions and workshops with LEPs/HWBs in order to gain better insight into their key drivers.

f. To identify the right approach, hooks and language for the LNPs to engage with LEPs and HWBs building on this best practice.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2018

To: 2019

Cost: £118,262
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Collingwood Environmental Planning