Natural Environment

Protected and Non statutorily Protected Sites are shown on the Policies map to alert developers to areas which have identified interest of at least local value and include areas of importance to the natural environment.    

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Rotherham Local Plan User Guide

Local Geological Sites  and Local Wildlife Sites updates are necessary from time to time as new information becomes available.

A Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) is collaboratively being prepared for South Yorkshire.

South Yorkshire natural capital and biodiversity mapping report contributes detailed evidence of the benefits that natural ecosystems provide and the opportunities to enhance them. This evidence base will be used to inform South Yorkshire’s upcoming Local Nature Recovery Strategy.