Ecological and Geological Local Sites

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West Yorkshire is currently going through a process of merging 2nd and 3rd tier local sites into a single Local Wildlife Site (LWS) designation.

The West Yorkshire Local Wildlife Site summary citations lists those sites which have been formally designated by the Local Sites Partnership. Local sites partnership meetings are once every six months to update the list of local wildlife and local geological sites. Please contact WYES to get the most up to date summary citations. Sites were last updated on the 14th December 2017.

Public rights of way disclaimer

The designation of a site as a Local Wildlife Site does not provide any right of public access other than that afforded to the public by the existing network of public footpaths.

Geological Local Sites

The Geological Local sites document describes the process for identifying and gaining recognition for sites of geological and geomorphological value in West Yorkshire. The selection process described will ensure recognition of sites: they may then be afforded protection through the planning system and be targeted with grants and other resources to assist their conservation and management.

Request Data 

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.



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 - £134.00 + VAT

Included in OPTION 1:

Protected & notable species records listed and mapped in a PDF report.

Designated site citations.

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 - £77.00 + 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 £134.00 + VAT for the first hour of officer time, increasing in multiples of £67.00 + VAT for each additional 30 minutes.


The data is provided within 10 working days of us receiving confirmation of your order.



Data Request Form West Yorkshire Local Wildlife Site Selection Criteria Guidelines for the Identification and Selection of Local Geological Sites in West Yorkshire

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