As a local authority we have a duty to safeguard and protect the local ecosystem, and our valuable greenspaces. The Environment Act 2021, highlights the importance of this and enforces a Biodiversity Duty that ensures that local authorities and planning authorities, put this at the forefront of their decision making.

Hertsmere have taken note of this below:

'In line with the strengthened biodiversity duty introduced by the Environment Act 2021, the council has completed a review of the actions it can take to conserve and enhance biodiversity. A list of policies and objectives arising from this review will be published in due course following formal agreement. The council will periodically publish a report detailing progress on the actions identified. The first report is scheduled for publication in 2026.'