Integrated local delivery: a community-led approach to environmental resilience

How can rural communities play a role in environmental protection and management?

Over the last 70 years huge changes have occurred across the UK’s countryside, and in recent years much new legislation designed to halt the decline of our natural resources has come into force. However these initiatives tend to be enforced from the top down which can result in rural communities, including farmers, feeling alienated from the process and their own land. This information sheet explains how communities can be put back at the heart of environmental protection and management.