Hartlepool Borough Council

Hartlepool's Ecology

Local Wildlife Sites and Local Geological Sites

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A wave washed platform, revealing exposures of magnesian limestone from the permian period

Local Wildlife Sites were formerly known as Sites of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI), and Local Geological Sites were formerly known as Regionally Important Geological or Geomorphological Sites (RIGS).

A number of these sites have been identified in Hartlepool.  They are areas of high importance for their wildlife or geological interest on a local scale and have been assessed against The Tees Valley Biodiversity Partnership's guidelines for the selection of Local Wildlife Sites in the Tees Valley.

If other important wildlife or geological sites are identified in the Borough, these may also be designated.

These sites are not legally protected, but the Borough Council can seek to enter into voluntary management agreements with the owner so that they are managed sympathetically for conservation.

It must be noted however that designation as a Local Wildlife Site or Local Geological Site does not confer any right of access to any person, nor does it place any obligation on the landowner to manage their land in a certain way.

A map showing Hartlepool's Local Wildlife and Local Geological Sites and an accompanying description list is available to download.

Further general information about Local Wildlife Sites and Local Geological Sites is available from the GOV.UK website.

Hartlepool's Local Wildlife Sites and Local Geological Sites

Hartlepool's Local Wildlife Sites and Local Geological Sites

A map showing Hartlepool's Local Wildlife and Geological Sites

Tees Valley Biodiversity Partnership

Tees Valley Biodiversity Partnership

The website of the Tees Valley Biodiversity Partnership

Defra

Defra

The government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

An independent local charity working to create a better future for wildlife and people

Bat Conservation Trust

Bat Conservation Trust

Working towards a world where bats and people live in harmony

Countryside Wardens

Countryside Wardens

Pages containing information about Hartlepool's Countryside Warden Service

Magic

Magic

A website that brings together geographic information on key environmental schemes and designations in one place

Natural England

Natural England

Working for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas

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