Barnsley Biodiversity Trust logo Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. DRAFT Last Updated July 2019

Parkland and Veteran Trees Conservation. With significant sites, there is a need for continued conservation in Barnsley

Factors causing loss or decline of parkland habitat

Legal protection

Inclusion in Historic England’s Register of Historic Parks and Gardens is a material consideration for planning applications as is the presence of Veteran Trees.

National Planning Policy NPPF Para 175c, states that development resulting in the loss or deterioration of irreplaceable habitats (such as Ancient or Veteran Trees) should be refused, unless there are wholly exceptional reasons and a suitable compensation strategy exists.

Natural England has Standing Advice on protecting Veteran Trees from development whether they are within parkland, or in other areas.

Work on trees with Tree Preservation Orders or within Conservation Areas are subject to consultation with the local planning authority.

Local Wildlife Site status is a material consideration in planning applications.

Individual trees may also have some protection if they contain bat roosts or hole-nesting birds.


Natural England: Standing Advice on Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees

Veteran Trees: good management

Forestry Comm: Veteran trees

Woodland Trust: Ancient Tree Hunt

Treeworks: Surveying ancient trees

Buglife: Woodpasture and parklands

PTES: Woodpasture and parkland

Historic England: Conservation Plans

Good management practice

Deer with mature and veteran trees in Stainborough parklandsFlowering plants in grassland at Wentworth Castle