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




Open Mosaic Habitat is found on some previously developed land

Sites of previously developed land are found across Barnsley where there has been coal mining, quarrying, railway infrastructure and other activity.

A number of previously developed sites have been reclaimed, restored and in some cases developed upon. Where they have biodiversity value they are considered in this BAP under the appropriate habitat.

Sites that retain, at least in part, some modified soils and early successional vegetation or specialised vegetation in  open mosaic habitat include Wogden Foot, Rabbit Ings, Mapplewell Tip, Elsecar Colliery, all now Local Wildlife Sites, and Woolley Colliery and Littleworth Park. Other sites should be carefully surveyed before development takes place to make sure that their value for biodiversity is not overlooked.

Butterflies on bar mud substrate Cudworth Common vegetation

 Previously Developed Land Sites