Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership (LNP) is a Partnership of those who are working to maintain the special and unique environment of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The LNP considers the environment in its broadest sense and draws expertise from a wide range of sectors, including the environment, health and wellbeing, education, and the economy.  The Partnership has already forged strong links with the economic sector, via the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnerships (CISLEP) and the two Health and Wellbeing Boards in the area.

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CIoSLNP has the following guiding principle: The culture, communities and environment of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly remain special and unique.

The CIoSLNP Priorities are:

  1. To facilitate agreement on the optimum use of environmental assets to realise their local, national and global potential
  2. To build environmental skills, knowledge and understanding to increase the value of the environment in local communities and the economy
  3. To connect people, processes and communications to improve decision making, efficacy and behaviours with respect to the environment
  4. To grow the natural environment responsibly as a key economic asset, boosting biodiversity and increasing ecosystem goods and services

The Board, which represents a wide range of relevant sectors, brings with it a broad range of skills and experience;

The Board has four working groups which focus on topic areas of Biodiversity, Health and Wellbeing, Circular Economy and Land with strategic linkages to other partnerships such as the Catchment Partnership and the Cornwall Biodiversity Initiative. 

  • Prof Kevin Gaston (Co Chair)
  • Matthew Thomson (Co Chair)
  • Dr Laurence Couldrick
  • Trevor Edwards
  • Tom Hooper
  • Cllr Sue James (CC)
  • Esther Kieboom
  • Nick Lawrence
  • Simon Leather 
  • Paul Masters
  • Cllr Jonathan Smith (IoS)
  • Wes Smyth
  • Hugo Tagholm
  • Helen Todd
  • Nick Bruce- White

The Board, which represents a wide range of relevant sectors, brings with it a broad range of skills and experience. View a summary in the Board Members Biographies.

The date of the next Board meeting is 18 October 2017.

View the Local Nature Partnership's Agenda's and Minutes.

If you have any queries, support staff can be reached at cioslnp@cornwall.gov.uk

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership works regularly with Environment Kernow and hosts a number of their publications on their behalf.

The Local Nature Partnership will be holding its Annual Conference on Friday 1 December 2017 at the Headland Hotel, Newquay. Find our more about our Annual Conference

This years Cornwall Sustainability Awards will be held on Friday 1st December 2017 at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.