Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. DRAFT Last Updated June 2021




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 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. Sites with SSSI status have additional conditions for their management and use.

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. There is also 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

What has been done?

Proposed actions

Marking Progress

Further potential actions

Ditches in grazing marsh at Broomhill FlashWombwell Ings

Floodplain grazing marsh