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


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

Natural England: administers countryside stewardship grant schemes for woodland creation or improvement, tree health support, or for preparing woodland management plan.

Forestry Commission:licenses felling and approves woodland management plans; provides guidelines and sets conditions to protect biodiversity.

Woodland Trust: offers advice.

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

Barnsley Council as planning authority: sets conditions in planning applications to ensure that the biodiversity value of woodlands are maintained and enhanced; issues Tree Preservation Orders where appropriate.

Voluntary groups and volunteers: help with woodland management and planting; help with information about the condition of woodlands and provide records of wildlife.

Wet Woodland: Key objectives    [see actions below]

What is being done

Proposed actions

Marking progress