The people of Norfolk have been asked about their local nature priorities to help inform a national blueprint for wildlife recovery.

Norfolk County Council has launched a survey asking people which aspects of nature are most important to them, where their favourite places to visit in the county are, and which habitats and species should be included in local strategies.

The council is one of 48 local authorities working on Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS), which will combine to form a national nature network, highlighting local priorities for species and habitat creation.

James Bensly, cabinet member for environment and waste, said: “Norfolk's success in the future is predicated on our infrastructure needs while protecting our special environment. That's why this strategy is so important and it's vital that it represents the people that live and work in the county."

The survey will be online until June 30 at

A separate survey for farmers and landowners is due to be launched in the next four weeks, asking views on local nature recovery and the challenges of applying for government funding schemes. This will be available at