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Sustainable development

Explains how the council works with others on biodiversity issues, climate change, waterways issues and what the waterways partnership is. 

How does the council work with others on biodiversity issues?

East Riding of Yorkshire Biodiversity Action Plan (ERYBAP)

The East Riding of Yorkshire Biodiversity Action Plan (ERYBAP) sets out how we will work with our partners to conserve and enhance biodiversity in the East Riding.  A lot of work has gone into producing this document which has been consulted on with local specialists, naturalists and with the public.  As a partnership document, its success will be down to the participation and enthusiasm of the people involved.

East Riding of Yorkshire Biodiversity Partnership

The East Riding of Yorkshire Biodiversity Partnership has over 130 members, all of whom are individuals and organisations with a shared interest in biodiversity.  The Partnership exists to develop and adopt the Species and Habitat Action Plans of the East Riding of Yorkshire Biodiversity Action Plan (ERYBAP), and to then implement the actions through the delivery of local biodiversity projects.  A central role of the Partnership is to promote and raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity in the East Riding, and to get others involved with implementing the ERYBAP.

Environmental Management System (EMS)

Systems developed as part of the council's Environmental Management System (EMS) and Environmental Policy are used to deliver improvements for biodiversity.  These improvements will allow the council to take forward many of the priorities within the ERYBAP

How does the council work with others on climate change?

Our approach to working with partner organisations, residents and businesses on climate change adaptation and mitigation is outlined in our Environmental Policy.

We work with organisations like Your Climate (Climate Change Partnership for Yorkshire and Humber), Humber Emergency Planning Service, Humber Environmental Managers’ Network and the Energy Saving Trust, plus other local authorities from across Yorkshire and the Humber where appropriate.

How does the council work with others on waterways issues?

We work in partnership with public, private, community and voluntary organisations to manage, develop, enhance and promote our waterways so that they contribute to economic, environmental and social regeneration.  This work is primarily undertaken through the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership.

What is the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership?

The East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership was established in 2011 with funding from the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways (CWWW) LEADER programme.  Using a ‘bottom up’ approach, the partnership encourages public, private, community and voluntary groups to work together and ensure that our inland waterways are integral to local economic, environmental and social regeneration. 

The Waterways Partnership is governed by a constitution which formalises its structure and working processes.  Central to this governance are the Executive Committee and Joint Forum.

East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership Constitution (pdf 197kb opens in new window)

The work of the partnership is underpinned by the Waterways Strategy 2012-20, which sets out a long term approach for the development of our local waterways.  Developed with and for our partners, this document identifies the main outcomes, priorities and objectives, thereby providing a framework which partners use to help achieve their potential of our area’s waterways.

Waterways Strategy 2012-2020 (pdf 4mb opens in new window)

For more information, please visit the Waterways Partnership website:

www.waterwayspartnership.co.uk (external website)

Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways (CWWW) LEADER

Inland waterways were a core strand of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways (CWWW) LEADER programme, which covered a large rural area in the East Riding of Yorkshire, as well as Ryedale and Scarborough districts of North Yorkshire.  During 2009-10, the LEADER programme provided funding to enable consultants to work with statutory, voluntary and community agencies to research the waterways within its area and to establish the foundations for an effective partnership.  This funding and cooperation led to the creation of the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership in 2011.

Please visit the Rural Programmes website for more information on the LEADER CWWW programme:

http://www.ruralprogrammeseastyorkshire.co.uk/ (external website)

Last Updated: Tuesday, 07 August 2018