Woodland, and ancient woodland in particular, is a habitat of major importance to nature conservation. It plays host to a number of protected or notable species and is a key feature of the landscape character and historic fabric of the borough.
The Ancient Woodland Inventory provides an accurate and accessible knowledge and understanding of our rural environment.
The inventory is used to inform policy, guide development control decisions and act as a focus for activities and initiatives of the council and the community.
Our partners on the project were: