Dearne Valley Wetlands SSSI

Closed 13 Sep 2021

Opened 13 May 2021


Dearne Valley Wetlands is notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 13 May 2021.

Dearne Valley Wetlands SSSI is an area of post-industrial urban fringe in South Yorkshire, near Barnsley, and comprises large areas of open water and associated wetland and woodland habitat within the catchment of the River Dearne. It is of special interest for its nationally important numbers and assemblages of breeding and non-breeding birds.

We recommend you read more about the change to Dearne Valley Wetlands SSSI which are described (with maps) in the notification document in the related documents section.

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We are now assessing the response to the consultation and will be making a recommendation to the Board of Natural England in due course. Natural England has to make a decision to either confirm or withdraw this notification by 12 February 2022 or the notification will cease to exist. We will widely promote Natural England's decision.


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