Herefordshire Rural Hub CIC is seeking proposals from experienced legal professionals to support the project team in the development of a governance framework to enable Wyescapes to enter implementation in April 2026.   

Wyescapes – Landscape Recovery Project brings together 36 land holdings covering over 4000 hectares along the River Wye corridor. The farmers and land managers are working to identify actions and changes they can make to restore the rivers’ health such as reducing nutrient use, reverting high risk fields from arable cropping to grassland, creating new wetlands, floodplain meadows and woodlands.  

The project’s long-term aim is to restore the Wye catchment to a healthy condition, so its rivers and their tributaries can support the unique wildlife that depends on them, provide clean and plentiful water, be resilient to climate change, mitigate flood risk, provide places for people to enjoy – all while supporting sustainable food production.  

Wyescapes is funded by DEFRA’s Landscape Recovery Scheme and has now begun a 2-year development phase. During this phase key planning documents shall be produced to outline how Wyescapes could be implemented over a 20-year period from April 2026. The legal consultant shall establish a single legal entity and contractual agreements for implementation. Further detail can be found in the invitation to tender and statement of work below: 

 Invitation to Tender – Legal and Governance Consultancy

Statement of Work – Legal and Governance Consultancy

The deadline for proposal submission is 6pm on Thursday 25th July 2024 All submissions shall be made via email to wyescapes@herefordshireruralhub.co.uk  

 

 

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