Barnsley Biodiversity Trust: Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Last Updated October 2018 Floodplain grazing marsh at Wombwell Ings header

Floodplain Grazing Marsh: Key objectives


Landowners and managers:

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 grassland 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.

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

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

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

What has been done?

Proposed actions

Marking Progress