Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership Board - Wednesday, 13 September 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting via MS Teams

Contact: Matt Whitney, Local Nature Partnership Manager  Email:

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


Notes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 374 KB

To consider the notes of the previous meeting held on 14 June 2023.


Local Nature Recovery Strategy progress and ambitions

Oxfordshire’s new LNRS Project Manager will present an update on the progress and plans of the LNRS steering group. The Board is asked to welcome Chloe Edwards and provide key comments on progress, plans and ambitions.



Oxfordshire's current affairs update

Members of the Board to update one another on key matters of importance relevant to the Local Nature Partnership arising since the previous meeting, including feedback from the Future Oxfordshire Partnership process.



Oxfordshire Nature Fund pdf icon PDF 449 KB

LNP Manager presents a suggestion for an innovative financial facility to unblock barriers to leveraging private money for nature recovery.


The Board is asked to provide feedback on the concept, consider alternative approaches to addressing the problem, and suggest ways to capitalise such a fund.


Spotlight on Biodiversity Net Gain pdf icon PDF 458 KB

This paper provides some key considerations about Biodiversity Net Gain in England. Crucially, it includes:

·         a set of principles we may wish to agree

·         an overview of our work with LPAs on ensuring a robust methodology for offsite option

·         a proposed communications flurry around requiring 20%


The Board is asked to endorse the principles, consider the work with the LPAs, and endorse our championing of a policy of 20% BNG.


Local Wildlife Sites within the Context of the Local Nature Recovery Strategy pdf icon PDF 354 KB

This item provides an overview of the Local Wildlife Sites project and makes the case that it is important and worthy of expansion and increased security. Some proposals are made to achieve this.



Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership Manager Update pdf icon PDF 396 KB

The Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership Manager to provide an update of important conversations and actions over the last three months that are not captured in other agenda business.


Any other business


Dates of future meetings

To note the dates of the next meeting as 13 December 2023.