Call for Nature

Want to make a positive contribution to nature recover? If you are a landowner or leaseholder then B&NES wants to hear from you.

The council is running a Call for Nature scheme which aims to help boost biodiversity and support the local authority’s response following its declaration of an Ecological Emergency in July 2020.

Councillor Kevin Guy, Leader, Bath & North East Somerset Liberal Democrat Group, said: “The council has a key role to play in helping to create more and better-connected space for nature. The Call for Nature Sites will see us collaborating with landowners across Bath and North East Somerset to manage land more positively for nature for the long term, helping us to tackle the Ecological Emergency and become Nature Positive as an organisation by 2030.”

There are opportunities for landowners of suitable sites to benefit from new funding options and new projects for nature. The Call for Nature Sites will allow the council to collaborate with landowners and introduce them to nature recovery opportunities.

More information about the Call for Nature sites and an online form to submit proposed sites can be found on the council website.

Habitats could include:

  • Grassland
  • Woodland
  • Orchards
  • Wetland
  • Lakes and Ponds
  • Scrub
  • Hedgerow
  • Rivers and Streams

If you have a question, please email

The Bathscape partnership are also looking for owners and managers of grassland in the Bath area that could be transformed into flower-rich meadows. Bathscape run a free advisory service and training sessions for landowners and managers of suitable sites within the Bathscape area. Landowners can check if their land is within the boundary on the Bathscape website. Training dates will be added to the website when announced.

If you have any questions or would like to contact them about meadow creation within the Bathscape area, please email