Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorate

The Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorate’s (ENRP’s) functions are centered around the management of natural resources, environmental management and protection and land planning and building control

Vision and Structure

ENRP’s overall vision is:

St Helena’s natural environment is managed in a sustainable manner and is providing for the needs of the Island. Our food production is increasing and the development of our natural and built environment remains central to a vibrant economy.

The Directorate comprises three Divisions and 12 Sections as shown in the structure below, supported by 84 staff and a recurrent budget of £1,867,000.

Strategic Priorities

The Directorate’s six strategic priorities are as follows:

  • Priority 1 – Protect the natural environment by conserving biodiversity, preventing, minimising or mitigating against any negative activity and or impact, to conserve and enhance the Island’s natural capital
  • Priority 2 – Improve our capacity to manage our natural resources sustainably to increase food production and forestry services and products
  • Priority 3 – Review current policies and regulations with a view to streamlining the planning process to facilitate sustainable development & investment to support economic growth
  • Priority 4 – Reduce the economic and environmental impact of invasive species
  • Priority 5 – Safeguard St Helena through continual improvement of St Helena’s biosecurity capacity
  • Priority 6 – Increase our capacity to safeguard natural habitats and save critically endangered species.