Consultation and publication
Before the draft Strategy goes to public consultation, it first has to be shared with the Supporting Authorities (the county’s local authorities and Natural England) and our neighbouring Responsible Authorities (East Sussex, Surrey, London and Essex). Following a four week period, and the addressing of any issues, the draft Strategy will then go out to public consultation for eight weeks. A consultation response will be published by the project.
Once the Strategy is finalised, we again share it with Supporting Authorities and our neighbouring Responsible Authorities. Following a four week period, and the addressing of any issues, we can then inform the Secretary of State of our intent to publish.
If you would like to be informed when the public consultation commences, register your interest in the project and let us know to contact you at that point.
Indicative work timeline
Pre consultation requirements
Draft Strategy to Supporting Authorities and neighboring Responsible Authorities for four weeks.
Finalisation of consultation document
Resolution of any pre consultation matters.
Eight week public consultation period.
Finalisation of Strategy and consultation response
Finalisation of the Strategy following the public consultation and preparation of the consultation response.
Pre publication requirements
Final Strategy to Supporting Authorities and neighboring Responsible Authorities for four weeks.
Notice of intent to publish
Inform the Secretary of State of our intent to publish the Kent & Medway Local Nature Recovery Strategy.
Kent & Medway LNRS consultation events
13 Jan 2025 to 3 Mar 2025
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Events to support the publication consultation on the LNRS will take place January-March 2025. Further details will be released nearer the time.