Lecale Conservation worked with Councillor Cadogan Enright who went to the Audit Committee and external auditors of Down Council with our submission that Down Council was breaking the law in not having a bio-diversity plan.

This submission Submission by Councillor Cadogan Enright to the Down District Council’s Audit
Committee and Corporate Plan prior to the 2009 DDC AGM regarding sustainability and the law in the
Down District contributed to a negative audit of the Council in these areas.  Listen to the committee here: audit-committee-and-

This route eventually forced the council to adopt a ‘Sustainable Development Plan’. Up until this point, council management had maintained that there was no legal duty to prepare such a plan.

Here is the latest version of Newry Mourne and Down’s biodiversity plan!