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District councils approve joint ecological vision

26 August 2022 : Council news, Partnership working, Environment

Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council has been working in partnership with Sedgemoor District Council (SDC) to produce a joint strategy to reverse the deterioration of habitats and biodiversity across the two districts.

The Ecological Emergency Vision and Action Plan (EEVAP), which set out the Councils' ambitions to deliver ecological enhancement and protection through a framework of key actions and projects, has now been jointly approved.

The actions within the EEVAP have been categorised into four main themes:

  • efforts undertaken by the Councils directly through operational work, decision and policy making;
  • enabling others to take action for wildlife through funding and other mechanisms;
  • supporting and working with others to drive change such as awareness raising activities for residents;
  • lobbying Central Government for policies that enhance and protect wildlife.

The Vision and Action Plan documents can be viewed by visiting either SWT's Ecological emergency vision and action plan or SDC's Ecological Emergency webpages.

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