Barnsley Biodiversity Trust: Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Last Updated October 2018

Mixed Deciduous Woodland: Key objectives


Land owners and managers: follow best practice in managing woodlands for wildlife; take up opportunities to restore or create woodlands where this does not damage other priority habitats.

Natural England: administers countryside stewardship grant schemes for woodland creation or improvement, tree health support, or for preparing a woodland management plan.

Forestry Commission:licenses felling and approves woodland management plans; provides guidelines and sets conditions to protect biodiversity.

Woodland Trust: offers advice and offers trees for planting.

Barnsley Council as planning authority: sets conditions in relevant planning applications to ensure that the biodiversity value of woodlands are maintained and enhanced; issues Tree Preservation Orders where appropriate.

Voluntary groups and volunteers: help with woodland management as well as with planting; help with information about condition of woodlands and provide records of wildlife in them.

Proposed actions

What is being done?

Marking progress:

wood anemones alongside stream in Silkstone Fall woodlandBluebells in wood