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Floodplain Grazing Marsh: Key objectives    [see actions below]


Landowners and managers: manage Grazing Marsh following best practice and take up opportunities to restore and create Grazing Marsh habitat


Grants. A number of organisations including land fill bodies may offer grants for Grazing Marsh management, improvement and restoration. It can also be part of countryside stewardship schemes

Natural England: Where it is intended to change the use of Grazing Marsh this should be subject to a change of use application to Natural England.

Environment Agency, Internal Drainage Boards, Water Companies have a statutory duty  to further conservation where consistent with purposes of enactments relating to their functions. Water Resources Act 1991; Land Drainage Act 1991. They also have a regulatory role.

Barnsley council as a planning authority: ensures in relevant cases that the biodiversity value of grazing marsh is maintained and enhanced. It can set conditions to protect grassland and require EIAs where appropriate.

Voluntary groups and volunteers can help with grazing marsh creation, extension and management where appropriate.

Local groups and volunteers can help provide  information about the condition of grazing marsh and collect records of the wildlife seen there.

What has been done?

Proposed actions

Marking Progress