Peak District Biodiversity Action Plan
Biodiversity simply means biological diversity – the variety of life on earth, from bacteria to whales, from the Amazon rainforests to our own back gardens.
The Borough Council is a member of the Peak District Biodiversity Partnership, which is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the individual Habitat and Species Action Plans, set out in the Local Biodiversity Action Plan for the Peak District. The Council will assess development proposals in relation to their effects on flora, fauna and wildlife habitats.
High Peak Borough Council recently declared the first Local Nature Reserve in Buxton, at Ferneydale Grassland on Harpur Hill. The site – a mosaic of limestone grassland, with a small stream and associated areas of wet grassland – is alongside Ferneydale Avenue and close to Harpur Hill Primary School. It will be the seventh nature reserve in High Peak Borough.
Further information about Biodiversity
• Biodiversity in Derbyshire website
• Peak District Biodiversity Action Plan website
Links to other pages.
• Local Nature Reserves
• Local Wildlife Sites
• Nationally and Internationally Designated Sites
Last updated: 14th March 2013