Geological and Wildlife Sites
Regionally important geological sites contribute to local and national diversity targets, and are part of the local character and distinctiveness of an area. These sites are managed and protected as part of the planning process, recognising their conservation interest.
Local wildlife sites contain habitats, features or species of locally significant conservation value. They make a vital contribution to UK wildlife and offer many other benefits. The Council can also use wildlife information to identify important sites and protect them through the local planning system.
Further information about geological sites and the wildlife site system framework and the site selection criteria is available.