RPA, in conjunction with Natural England, undertook a study to determine the opportunities and threats to the local economy as a result of its environmental dependencies. The work identified key opportunities for and threats to the economic plans of the New Anglia LEP which stem from the economy’s dependence on the environment. Such opportunities and threats may be significant, but have previously been given insufficient consideration in economic development planning, partly because the complexity of the evidence base makes them hard to assess. This report is based on the thorough and systematic process defined by the LEED toolkit. It draws on economic and environmental expertise and data, as well as the experience of key partners in the local area. The toolkit was developed by Natural England and is available to other LEPs.
For more information and the full report follow the link to the Ecosystem Knowledge Network's website below.