I'm sorry it's bugging you - to answer your question, the reason we've called it landscape recovery is because it's about habitat, river and wildlife restoration and recovery, relative to what we've seen in terms of well documented declines in habitats, water quality and species. And the same thinking is behind the name and purpose of Local Nature Recovery - overall what we're trying to support is effective nature recovery eg a reverse in the decline of farmland birds and other species - alongside profitable food production.@Janet Hughes Defra
This whole term 'Landscape Recovery' really bugs me, Defra is implying that the landscape in the UK is broken
We live in the most beautiful and diverse country in the world, from the patchwork of fields with hedgerows or dry stone walls interspersed with woodlands and copses, from the mountains and rolling hills to the beauty of the flat landscape of the Fens with its big skies and drainage ditches, many thousands of tourists come here just to marvel at the landscape and history which didn't get like it by accident but because of farmers who created it by doing what they do best - farming it!
So please Janet can you explain which part of the landscape is actually broken and needs fixing, I sincerely hopeyou and Defra haven't pandered to the likes of the RSPB and are now intent on covering this beautiful landscape with brambles, nettles and ragwort