LWS in West Yorkshire support habitats and/or species of regional importance. Sites are designated by the West Yorkshire Local Sites Partnership and protected by policies in each district Local Plan.
Each LWS within West Yorkshire is supported by a habitat and species list, site assessment against adopted LWS criteria and a summary citation.
West Yorkshire is currently going through a process of reassessing and merging old designated local sites (SEGI/SSI/LNA/WNA/SWS and BWA) into a single LWS designation.
The Local Geological Sites guidelines describe the process for identifying and designating sites of geological and geomorphological value in West Yorkshire. Sites have been surveyed and assessed by the West Yorkshire Geology Trust. Sites are designated by the West Yorkshire Local Sites Partnership and protected by policies in each district Local Plan.
The Local Sites Partnership meets once every six months to update the list of LWS and LGS. Please contact WYES to get the most up to date summary citations.
Access to LWS/LGS
The designation of a site as a LWS/LGS does not provide any right of public access beyond that afforded by the public rights of way networks.
If you would like to request data, please complete the data request form available below and send it to us via email or post and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
FEES AND CHARGES 2020 /21
COMMERCIAL SECTOR CONSULTATION OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE ECOLOGICAL RECORD
Our standard data searches are for a 2km search radius from either a central grid reference or a supplied site boundary.
2km protected/notable species and designated sites - £160.00 + VAT
Included in OPTION 1:
Protected & notable species records listed and mapped in a PDF report.
Designated site citations, including a habitat and species list, site assessment against adopted LWS criteria and a summary citation.
Excel spreadsheet or GIS MapInfo tab or ESRI shapefile of the species records (please state which you would prefer to receive).
Mapped Wildlife Habitat Network data.
UK Priority Habitats can be supplied UPON REQUEST.
2km bat only search - £82.00 + VAT
Included in OPTION 2:
Bat records listed and mapped in a PDF report.
Excel spreadsheet or GIS MapInfo tab or ESRI shapefile of the species records.
Please note that for more complex data searches, the cost will be £160.00 + VAT for the first hour of officer time, increasing in multiples of £80 + VAT for each additional 30 minutes.
The data is provided within 10 working days of us receiving confirmation of your order.
PRIVATE RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL USE OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE ECOLOGICAL RECORD
Access to material will continue with no charge.