Barnsley Biodiversity Trust logo Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. DRAFT Last Updated August 2020


Land owners and managers: follow best practice in managing scrub on their sites; take up opportunities to restore or create Wet Woodlands.

Natural England: administers countryside stewardship grant schemes

Woodland Trust: offers advice.

Environment Agency: assess areas in which woodland creation would reduce flood risk.

River banks

Barnsley Council as planning authority: sets conditions in planning applications to ensure that the biodiversity value of sites with scrub are maintained and enhanced;  

Voluntary groups and volunteers: help with scrub management and control; help with information about the condition of sites with scrub and provide records of wildlife.

Scrub habitat: Key objectives    [see actions below]

Wet woodland willow carr scrub at Worsbrough reservoir

What is being done

Proposed actions

Marking progress


Scattered scrub at Barnsley Main colliery siteScrub in mosaic at Cudworth Common