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




Key objectives for roadside and other grass verges


Bodies responsible for roadside and other verges - Highways Agency, Barnsley Council, parish councils, …

Barnsley council as planning authority:

Voluntary groups and volunteers:

Proposed actions

What is being done

Marking Progress

Signage explaining to the public that mowing is suspended to protect wild flowersVerges managed for biodiversity near BirdwellRoadside verge near RSPB Old Moor

Verges Action Plan

Barnsley council has revised its grass-cutting policies to identify areas across Barnsley from 2022 for ‘rewilding’, introducing mowing regimes to promote biodiversity. This includes some roadside verges.

Barnsley Council sets out the approach in: Managed rewilding - a new way to manage our grasslands