Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership Board - Wednesday, 8 March 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Moved to a remote meeting because of expected weather conditions

Contact: Matt Whitney, Local Nature Partnership Manager  Email:

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Apologies, conflicts of interest, Chair's announcements, welcome guests


Introduction to Perdiswell Farm


Notes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 368 KB

To consider the notes of the previous meeting held on 7 December 2022.


Oxfordshire's current affairs updates

Members of the Board to update one another on key matters of importance relevant to the LNP arising since the previous meeting.


Progress, additional resources and future funding pdf icon PDF 908 KB

As the Local Nature Partnership nears the end of the first of its two years of secure funding, the LNP Manager has drafted a progress report for Local Authority stakeholders. It is felt appropriate to explore other sources of additional funding and resource.


The Board is asked to comment on the progress report and suggest ways to:


1.     ensure continuation funding from Local Authorities and;


2.    secure a more diverse funding settlement including from other sources.



Towards a Land Use Framework for Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 338 KB

There are many competing demands being placed on land, including renewable energy, biofuels, nature, accessible greenspace, floodplains, trees, food production and housing. The Board is asked to consider if the Local Nature Partnership should support calls for the production of a Land Use Framework for Oxfordshire to reconcile these demands.


Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership Terms of Reference and membership pdf icon PDF 275 KB

This paper presents an update version of the OLNP Board Terms of Reference.


It also updates the Board on recruitment to replace the outgoing landowner representative and business representative.


Further, an additional Board member is proposed, with rational provided for their membership.


Additional documents:


Sub-groups update pdf icon PDF 423 KB

To consider an update on the work of the Local Nature Partnership subgroups, with a focus on the objectives of those groups. The report also seeks the Board’s input on some questions of importance.


Any other business pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Communications update

Finance update (attached)

DEFRA ELM convener opportunity




Dates of future meetings

To note the dates of future meetings set out below:


·           14 June 2023

·           13 September 2023

·           13 December 2023