Neutral Grassland: Key objectives
Landowners and managers:
A number of organisations including land fill bodies may offer grants for grassland management, improvement and restoration. It can also be part of countryside stewardship schemes
Natural England: Where it is intended to change the use of unimproved grassland this should be subject to a change of use application to Natural England.
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
What has been done?