Barnsley Biodiversity Trust: Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Last Updated October 2018

Mixed Deciduous Woodland: Key objectives

Roles:

Land owners and managers: follow best practice in managing woodlands for wildlife; take up opportunities to restore or create woodlands where this does not damage other priority habitats.


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


Forestry Commission:licenses felling and approves woodland management plans; provides guidelines and sets conditions to protect biodiversity. www.forestry.gov.uk/ewgs.


Woodland Trust: offers advice and offers trees for planting.


Barnsley Council as planning authority: sets conditions in relevant 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 as well as with planting; help with information about condition of woodlands and provide records of wildlife in them.

Proposed actions

What is being done?

Marking progress:

wood anemones alongside stream in Silkstone Fall woodlandBluebells in wood