Sheffield’s Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) is one of the city’s mechanisms for protecting important wildlife species and habitats and contributing to national targets.
The Sheffield LBAP was first produced in 2002 by the Sheffield Biodiversity Steering Group – a partnership between Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Sheffield City Council, Natural England, Sorby Natural History Society and other partners.
2012 Sheffield Biodiversity Action Plans
Sheffield Biodiversity Partnership (with the Sheffield City Council’s Ecology Service as the lead partner) updated the original Biodiversity Action Plans for Sheffield and produced Action Plans for 4 main habitat types:
The River Don and Sheffield & SY Navigation Canals Spatial Action Plan
The summary document can be downloaded here and the full detailed document and maps are available on a CD on request from the Living Don Manager or South Yorkshire Biodiversity Coordinator.
The Crayfish Action Plan
Much of this plan is being delivered through the Sheffield Crayfish Action project.
The Green Roof Habitat Action Plan
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, as a partner of the Sheffield Local Biodiversity Action Partnership, has written a Habitat Action Plan (HAP) for Sheffield’s Green Roofs. The plan aims to increase the biodiversity value of green roofs in Sheffield – one of the leading cities in the UK for green roofs.
The plan was written with input from the Sheffield-based Green Roof Centre, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Council. It consists of information on local biodiversity that green roofs could support, an action plan to ensure the HAP is used, and a scoring table to be used by green roof designers to help them maximise the biodiversity potential of the roofs. The plan can be used by anyone involved in the design and installation of green roofs and we would love to hear from you if you use the plan.
The Green Roof Habitat Action Plan can be downloaded below along with the scoring system.