Nature Conservation and Geological Sites

Sites can be designated for their biological and geological importance at an international, national or local level. Designated biological and geological sites in Gedling Borough are summarised below and are shown on the emerging Local Planning Document Policies Maps (North East Map, North West Map, South East Map, South West Map).

International Sites

There is currently no designated site of international importance in Gedling Borough.

An area to the north of the Borough has been identified as the 'Sherwood prospective Special Protection Area (pSPA). This area has not been formally designated and is awaiting a decision by Government.

National Sites

There is no one Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Gedling Borough at Linby Quarries.

Local Sites

There are four Local Nature Reserves in Gedling Borough:-

  • Gedling House Wood
  • Gedling House Meadow
  • Netherfield Lagoons; and
  • The Hobbucks

Local Wildlife Sites are identified by the Nottinghamshire Biological and Geological Records Centre who review sites periodically to reflect updated evidence and can provide further information. 

Local Geological Sites are identified by the Nottinghamshire Biological and Geological Records Centre. There are currently no designated Local Geological Sites in Gedling Borough.

Local Geological Site Criteria Consultation

Consultation is to take place on Local Geological Site Criteria. Details can be found here. Consultation will take place for six weeks between on Monday 21st May 2018 until Monday 2nd July 2018. All consultation responses should be emailed to nbgrcg@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 

Ancient Woodland

This is an area of woodland that has been wooded continuously since at least 1600AD. These natural assets are irreplaceable and provide vital habitats for notable species. The Forestry Commission provides a guide for assessing potential impacts on ancient woodland and veteran trees.

Protected and Priority Habitats and Species

The Nottinghamshire Local Biodiversity Action Plan identifies wildlife habitat and species which are of national and local importance for protection. The Council consults with Natural England and other appropriate wildlife organisations on any planning applications that may affect protected or notable habitats or species protected under relevant legislation or in the Nottinghamshire Local Biodiversity Action Plan.