Local Nature Recovery – framework and next development steps

First published: 22 September 2022

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LNR (Local Nature Recovery) is the successor to Countryside Stewardship. Throughout the year, Defra has released several updates which we’ve pulled together in one place. 

The LNR (Local Nature Recovery) scheme is part of Defra's ELMs (Environmental Land Management scheme), along with SFI (Sustainable Farming Incentive) and LR (Landscape Recovery). It is in an early stage of development, and it will be 2024 before it is available.

More detail can be found in the NFU briefing: ELM Local Nature Recovery scheme – scheme framework and next steps of development.

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