Section 40 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 places the following biodiversity duty on all public bodies:

“Every public authority must, in exercising its functions, have regard, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions, to the purpose of conserving biodiversity”

The duty applies to all local authorities, including parish and town councils. Its purpose is to raise the profile of biodiversity and make it a natural and integral part of policy and decision making.”

In its meeting 2 Nov23 the Parish Council was briefed on the Green Redgrave’s plans to produce a Parish Biodiversity Audit and Action Plan (BAAP). This BAAP, which will be a living document, will be presented for approval by the Parish Council, as it develops. The first draft of BAAP, presented to the Parish Council in December 2023, is shown here:

The Green Redgrave Group will work with the Suffolk Green Cluster and other County Biodiversity Groups to continuing the work to improve the audit and the actions necessary to improve the biodiversity of the Parish.  

If you would like to help the development of the Redgrave BAAP or have any records of flora and fauna in the Parish for inclusion in the BAAP please get in touch with the Green Redgrave Group through Andy Warnes at or through the Parish Clerk.