The British government has announced that more of England’s beautiful landscapes will be turned into national parks and areas of natural beauty(AONB) as part of its 25-years environment plan.
The Environment Plan aims to increase access to nature for communities.
After a competitive process, a wide range of projects will receive funding to enhance the natural environment and create and support thousands of jobs, reports Lonely Planet.
“Ten “landscape recovery” projects will also be launched across England over the next four years to restore peatlands, woodlands and create wilder landscapes. These projects will help restore the equivalent of over 30,000 football pitches of wildlife-rich habitat and will be delivered as part of the Environmental Land Management scheme.”, reports Lonely Planet.
“As we build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic, we are committed to shaping a cleaner and more resilient society to protect and restore our natural environment and diverse ecosystems,” says environment secretary, George Eustice. “By starting the process for designating more of our beautiful and iconic landscapes as national parks and AONBs, and through the new landscape recovery projects, we will help expand and protect precious wildlife habitats and, vitally, increase people’s access to our treasured landscapes.”