Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Post-15 BAP. Updated to 2023.




Local Nature Reserves.

Six sites have been registered with Natural England as Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) by Barnsley Council.

These are recognised for planning purposes and byelaws may be set to give them some protection against damage. They have conservation management arrangements and at least some public access.

The six Barnsley Local Nature Reserves registered with Natural England:

The six Local Nature Reserves are all either Local Wildlife Sites or SSSIs (Carlton Marsh and part of Worsbrough Country Park) although the boundaries of Local Nature Reserves may not be the same as the corresponding Local Wildlife Site or SSSIs.

Other nature reserves in Barnsley operated by the RSPB and other bodies are not registered with Natural England as LNRs.

Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is a statutory designation made under Section 21 of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, and amended by Schedule 11 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

Local Authorities apply to Natural England for a site to be designated and registered as a Local Nature Reserve.

Local Nature Reserves