Local Nature Reserves


Local Nature Reserves are sited on Council owned land and are declared by the Council in partnership with Natural England.

They are managed with 'the conservation of nature and the provision of opportunities for study, research or enjoyment of nature as the priority concern'.

The Council manages the Local Nature Reserves to protect and enhance their biodiversity whilst encouraging their use for informal recreation and education. We also have responsibility for identifying potential new sites as Local Nature Reserves and making new declarations.

There are currently seven Local Nature Reserves in the Borough: