Healthy environments are good for people’s health and wellbeing – we all feel better after time in nature. Healthy environments also provide the water we drink, support farming and food production, help reduce the risk of flooding and drought, help tackle the causes and symptoms of climate change, provide opportunities for recreation and education, make us feel proud of where we live and have economic benefits too – people want to live and work in an environment that is clean, green and safe. Therefore ensuring we have clean rivers, abundant wildlife, safe and varied habitats in both rural and urban areas must be a key part of creating a healthy and sustainable future that benefits our whole community.
I believe nature and the environment should be front and centre of any and all plans for the future of Lancashire.
There is so much going on already, how can we ensure projects and opportunities are as inclusive as possible?