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Appendix D

Nature Conservation Site Designations Within the Forest of Dean District

Sites of International Importance

RAMSAR SITES - Listed under the Convention on Wetlands International Importance

Name Grid Reference Parish
1 Walmore Common SO 745150 Westbury-on-Sevem
2 The Sevem Estuary SO 720060
SO 540890
Various
3 Upper Severn Estuary SO 720060 Awre

Source: English Nature

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Special Protection Areas - Classified under the EC Directive on the conservation of Wild Birds

Name Grid Reference Parish
1 Walmore Common SO 745150 Westbury-on-Sevem
2 The Sevem Estuary SO 720060
SO 540890
Various
3 Upper Severn Estuary SO 720060 Awre

Source: English Nature

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Special Areas of Conservation (c.SAC's) - Candidate Sites to be designated under the EC Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora (the Habitats Directive)

Area Name Components SSSl's
1 Wye Valley Woodlands (cSAC) Astridge Wood
Lower Wye Valley Gorge
Shorn Cliff & Caswell Woods
The Hudnalls
Bigsweir Woods
Highbury Wood
Swanpool Wood & Furnace Grove
Upper Wye Gorge
2 Wye Valley & Forest of Dean
Bat Sites
(cSAC)
Blaisdon Hall
Caerwood, Tidenham
Dean Hall Coach House & Cellar
Sylvan House Bam
3 River Wye
(cSAC)
River Wye
4 Sevem Estuary
(Possible SAC)
Sevem Estuary
Upper Sevem Estuary

Source: English Nature, July 2000

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Sites of National Importance - National Nature Reserves (NNR's)- Declared under National Parks & Access to the Countryside Act 1949 or Section 35 of the Wildlife 8 Countryside Act 1981.

Name Grid Reference Parish
1 Highbury Wood SO 540086 Newland
SO 550140 Staunton
2 Lady Park Wood
(Part of)
SO 549140 Staunton

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Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSl's) - Notified under Section 28 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981.

Name Grid Reference Parish
1 Collinpark Wood SO 750278 Pauntley/Upleadon
2 Dingle Wood SO 562115 Coleford
3 Edgehills Quarry SO 660167 Mitcheldean
4 Garden Cliff SO 718128 Westbury-on-Sevem
5 Hobbs Quarry SO 695194 Longhope
6 The Hudnalls SO 533030
SO 540042
SO 545046
St. Briavels
7 Land Grove Quarry SO 672185 Mitcheldean
8 Malvem Hills (Chase End Hill) SO 766472
SO 758350
Bromsberrow
9 May Hill SO 695214 Longhope
10 Speech House Oaks SO 622123 West Dean/Cinderford
11 Poors Allotment SO 560990 Tidenham
12 Upper Severn Estuary SO 720060 Awre
13 Scully Grove SO 657186 Mitcheldean
14 Stenders Quarry SO 659183 Mitcheldean
15 Woodgreen Quarry & Railway Cutting SO 694166 Blaisdon
16 Lower Wye Gorge SO 548983 English Bicknor
17 Upper Wye Gorge SO 560155 English Bicknor
18 Nagshead SO 608090 West Dean
19 Walmore Common SO 740162
SO 745150
Westbury-on-Severn
20 Highbury Wood SO 540086 Newland
21 Bigsweir Woods SO 546060 St. Briavels/Newland
22 Swanpool & Furnace Grove SO 541107 Newland
23 Soudley Ponds SO 662122 Ruspidge
24 Astridge Wood SO 547088 Newland
25 Oakenhill Railway Cutting SO 630069 West Dean
26 Kempley Daffodil Meadow SO 676301 Kempley
27 Meezy Hurst SO 638089
SO 647091
West Dean/Ruspidge
28 Brooks Head Grove SO 586145 English Bicknor
29 Puddlebrook Quarry SO 646183 Drybrook
30 Shorn Cliff & Caswell Woods SO 540005
SO 540990
Tidenham
31 Pennsylvannia Fields SO 542929 Tidenham
32 Dean Hall Coach House & Cellar SO 672130 Littledean
33 Severn Estuary SO 580960
SO 640000
Tidenham, Woolaston,Lydney, Aylburton, Alvington & Awre
34 Longhope Hill SO 693185 Longhope
35 Lydney Cliff SO 654020 Lydney
36 Dymock Woods SO 684288
SO 692290
SO 697283
Dymock
37 Caerwood, Woodcroft SO 547965 Tidenham
38 Sylvan House Barn SO 534023 St. Briavels
39 Blaisdon Hall SO 698170 Blaisdon
40 River Wye SN 803872
ST 542900
Various
41 Clarkes Pool Meadow SO 668061 Awre
42 Buckshaft Mine & Bradley Hill Tunnel SO 655120 Ruspidge
43 Devil's Chapel Scowles SO 605045 West Dean
44 Old Bow & Ham Mines SO 579088 Newland
45 Westbury Brook Ironstone Mines SO 661166 Mitcheldean
46 Wigpool Ironstone Mine SO 654196 Mitcheldean
47 Tudor Bank Farm SO 573081 Newland

Source: English Nature, July 2000

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Sites of Regional / Local Importance (Not shown on Proposals Map)

Key Wildlife Sites - Identified by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT)

Name Grid Reference
Parish
1. The Grove (including Cadora Grove) SO 536073 Newland
2. Cadora Grove SO 535085 Newland
3. Highbury Wood SSSI SO 540086 Newland
4. Bigsweir Woods SSSI (including Wyeseal & Slip Woods) SO 546060 Newland
5. Wyeseal & Slip Woods SO 545060 St. Briavels
6. Quarry Wood GVVT Reserve SO 550055 St. Briavels
7. Priors Pool SO 598048 Aylburton
8. The Hudnalls SSSI SO 533030 St. Briavels
  (including The Tuffs & The Nedge) SO 540042 St. Briavels
9. The Tuffs, Redhill Grove & Mocking SO 545046 St. Briavels
  Hazel Wood    
10. Shorn Cliff & Caswell Wood SSSI (Part) SO 540005 Tidenham
11. Lippets Grove GWT Reserve SO 542002 Tidenham
12. Noxon Pond SO 583065 Newland
13. Slade, Leyshall & Slade Bottom Woods SO 570053 St. Briavels
14. Astridge Wood SSSI SO 547088 Newland
15. East Wood GWT Reserve SO 561001 Tidenham
16. Great Lambsquay Wood & Little Eddie's Wood SO 577091 Newland
17. Keat's Grove & Clanna Wood SO 585025 Alvington
18. Orles Wood SO 568060 St. Briavels
19. Upper Wye Gorge SSSI SO 560155 English Bicknor
20. Court Wood SO 570156 English Bicknor
21. Mailscot Wood SO 556140 English Bicknor
22. Mailscot Wood (Compartment 567c) SO 562143 English Bicknor
23. Lord's Grove & Great Collins Grove SO 580164 English Bicknor
24. Rodge (Buckstone) Wood & Staunton Meend SO 542124 Staunton (Coleford)
25. Knockalls Inclosure, Bunjumps Wood & Birchen Wood SO 540118 Staunton (Coleford)
26. Dingle Wood SSSI SO 562115 Staunton (Coleford)
27. Wimberry Slade SO 595123 Tidenham
28. Wimberry Quarries GWT Reserve SO 594121 Tidenham
29. Brooks Head Grove SSSI SO 586145 English Bicknor
30. Swan Pool & Furnace Grove SO 541107 Newland
31. Spion Kop Quarries GWT Reserve SO 598103 Coleford
32. Hangerberry Hill GWT Reserve SO 598158 Lydbrook
33. Blakes Wood SO 558118 Staunton (Coleford)
34. Nagshead & Barnhill Plantations SO 605090 West Dean
35. Nagshead SSSI (including Fetter Hill & Fairmoor Green) SO 608090 West Dean
36. Fairmoor Green SO 612095 West Dean
37. Russell's Inclosure SO 625093 West Dean
38. Russell's Inclosure Bank SO 625090 West Dean
39. Russell's Inclosure (Compartment 542b SO 619090 West Dean - East)
40. Russell's Inclosure (Compartment 542a SO 615087 West Dean - West)
41. Blakeney Hill Wood North SO 658080 Awre
42. Princess Royal Tip, Bream SO 613064 West Dean
43. Old Park & Old Bargains Woods SO 610040 Aylburton
44. Upper Forge & Ten Acre Woods SO 630049 Lydney
45. Warren Grove SO 656033 Lydney
46. Naas Cliff (Lydney Cliff) SO 655024 Lydney
47. Severn Estuary & Upper Severn Estuary SO 665035 Various
  SSSI (See GVVT schedule for sites)    
48. Alvington & Aylburton Meadows SO 614007 Alvington
49. Lydney Town Marsh & Sidings SO 636022 Lydney
50. Meezy Hurst SSSI SO 638089 Ruspidge
    SO 647091  
51. Oakenhill Railway Cutting SSSI SO 630079 West Dean
52. Moseley Green (Compartment 257a) SO 635089 West Dean
53. New Beechenhurst Inclosure SO 642128 Cinderford
  (Compartment 497)    
54. Speech House Oakwoods SSSI SO 624124 Cinderford
55. Cannop Ponds & Woods SO608110 West Dean
56. Vallets Wood SO 610120 West Dean
57. Vallets Wood (Compartment 156a) SO 608122 West Dean
58. Serridge Inclosure (Northcamp Inclosure) SO 612135 Cinderford
59. Cannop Bridge Marsh GWT Reserve SO 609113 West Dean
60. Foxes Bridge Bog GWT Reserve SO 630125 Ruspidge
61. Lightmoor Ponds SO 642122 Ruspidge
62. Scully Grove Quarry SSSI SO 657818 Mitcheldean
63. Stender's Quarry SSSI & GWT Reserve SO 659183 Mitcheldean
64. Edgehills Bog GWT Reserve SO 660154 Mitcheldean
65. Edgehills Quarry SSSI SO 661168 Mitcheldean
66. Plump Hill Dolomite Quarry GWT Reserve SO 661172 Mitcheldean
67. Land Grove Quarry SSSI SO 672185 Mitcheldean
68. Hobb's Quarry SSSI & GWT Reserve SO 690195 Longhope
69. Welshbury Hill Woods SO 676156 Blaisdon
70. Blaisdon Railway Line SO 697164 Blaisdon
71. Wood Green Quarry SSSI SO 696165 Blaisdon
72. Soudley Ponds SSSI SO 662112 Ruspidge
73. Sculchurch Wood & Parish Wood SO 693197 Longhope
74. Kiln Wood SO 695197 Longhope
75. Wigpool GWT Reserve & Pit House Pool SO 652196 Mitcheldean
    SO 653193  
76. Wilderness Pasture SO 663177 Mitcheldean
77. Blaisdon Wood SO 699178 Blaisdon
78. Glasp Farm Fields (The Tump) SO 607174 Ruardean
79. Laymoor Quag GWT Reserve SO 644146 Cinderford
80. Newnham Haie Bog SO 674106 Newnham
81. Woodgreens Lake & Marsh GWT Reserve SO 630127 Mitcheldean
82. Mitcheldean Meends GWT Reserve SO 647180 Drybrook
83. Bessy's Wood SO 680112 Newnham
84. Round Wood & Long Wood SO 677116 Newnham
85. Morse's Grove SO 685137 Littledean
86. Hawkwell Inclosure (Compartment 219a) SO 640156 Cinderford
87. Foundary Woods SO 665107 Ruspidge
    SO 667105  
88. Haywood Inclosure (Compartment 318a) SO 657146 Cinderford
89. Puddlebrook Quarry SSSI SO 646183 Drybrook
90. Colemans Wood SO 695191 Longhope
91. Ferry Wood SO 600167 Lydbrook
92. Dean Hall Coach House & Cellar SO 672130 Littledean
93. Meeting Meend GWT Reserve SO 658169 Mitcheldean
94. Mountjoy Wood SO 679199 Longhope
95. Horsepool Bottom GWT Reserve SO 657165 Mitcheldean
96. Fairplay Iron Mine Reservoir SO 658164 Drybrook
97. Westbury Brook Mine Reservoir SO 658168 Drybrook
98. Dymock Woods SSSI SO 684288 Dymock
    SO 692290  
99. Oxenhall & Brandhill Woods SO 688283 Oxenhall
    SO 684277  
100. Betty Daw's Wood GWT Reserve SO 696284 Oxenhall
101. Lodge Farm Meadows & Oaklea SO 696253 Dymock
    SO 699254  
102. Kilcot Wood SO 697245 Newent
103. Spring Wood SO 695243 Dymock
104. Hay Farm Wood SO 696225 Newent
105. May Hill SSSI SO 695214 Longhope
106. Gorsley Meadows SO 686261 Newent
    SO 687252  
107. Marshall's Grove SO 671201 Longhope
108. Old Farm Wood SO 687204 Longhope
109. Hay Wood, Little Hay Wood & Shaw SO 688272 Oxenhall Common
110. Park Wood SO 690279 Oxenhall
111. Beech Grove SO 692207 Longhope
112. Ash Wood SO 679212 Longhope
113. Pycox Meadow SO 679213 Longhope
114. Greenaway's Wood SO 697278 Oxenhall
115. Gwen & Vera's Fields GWT Reserve SO 696277 Oxenhall
116. Allums Grove & Haind Park Wood SO 682313 Dymock
117. Stone Redding & Yew Tree Coppice SO 676327 Kempley
118. Kempley Daffodil Meadows SSSI SO 676301 Kempley
119. Upper Severn Estuary SSSI SO 720060 Awre
120. Huntley Quarry & GWT Reserve SO 710196 Huntley
121. Birdwood Coppice SO 733187 Huntley
122. Broughton's Wood SO 706147 Westbury-on-Sevem
123. Walmore Common SSSI SO 745150 Westbury-on-Severn
124. Garden Cliff SSSI SO 718128 Westbury-on-Severn
125. Highnam Woods SO 772199 Highnam
126. Little Bulley Wood SO 768197 Churcham
127. Nottwood Hill SO 706182 Blaisdon
128. Merestones SO 723167 Westbury-on-Severn
129. Broomhill Wood SO 711186 Huntley
130. Huntley Hill Wood SO 706192 Huntley
131. Bulley Wood SO 768200 Churcham
132. Spark's Gutter SO 774203 Rudford
133. Dean's Road SO 772202 Tibberton
134. Pinchfield Wood SO 772205 Rudford
135. Holder's Wood SO 768202 Tibberton
136. Prior's Wood SO 774206 Rudford
137. Demesne & Bulley Bench Woods SO 765203 Churcharn
138. Herridges Wood SO 734298 Pauntley
139. Poolhill Wood SO 734293 Pauntley
140. Princehill Wood SO 751299 Redmarley
141. Collinpark Wood SSSI SO 750278 Pauntley
142. Collinpark Wood GWT Reserve SO 747276 Pauntley
143. Oridge Street SO 794278 Corse
144. School Meadow SO 792289 Corse
145. Ell Brook Meadows SO 730262 Newent
146. Acord Wood & Appletree Grove SO 702241 Newent
147. Wigsty's Coppice SO 703294 Dymock
148. Newent Woods SO 705221 Newent
149. Castle Hill & Cherry Woods SO 715210 Taynton
150. Tuns Wood SO 714215 Taynton
151. Rock's Wood (North) SO 718223 Taynton
152. Great Adam's Wood SO 724203 Huntley
153. Redlea Farm Wood (Ashbed Wood) SO 739294 Pauntley
154. Grove Wood SO 741210 Taynton
155. Heaver Piece Wood SO 752267 Upleadon
156. Grinnell's Wood & Price Grove SO 756261 Newent
157. Rudgeley Wood SO 790237 Hartpury
158. Darley Wood SO 795230 Hartpury
159. Carter's Grove SO 798244 Hartpury
160. Norman's Wood (West) SO 727236 Newent
161. Norman's Wood (East) SO 727238 Newent
162. Norman's Wood Daffodil Meadow SO 724237 Newent
163. Carswalls Wood SO 743268 Newent
164. Hartpury Meadow SO 796245 Hartpury
165. Hereford & Gloucestershire Canal SO 713265 Oxenhall
  (Oxenhall Section) SO 709277  
166. Catsbury Wood SO 790245 Hartpury
167. Darkham Wood SO 741299 Redmarley
168. Toney's Coppice SO 748351 Bromsberrow
169. The Malvern Hills SSSI SO 758335 Bromsberrow
  (Chase End Hill)    
170. The Coalhill Coppice Field SO 758357 Bromsberrow
171. High Wood SO 753355 Bromsberrow
172. River Leadon Meadows SO 723310 Dymock
    SO 715312  
173. Glynch Brook Meadows SO 761325 Redmarley
174. McKecknie's Daffodil Bank SO 728304 Pauntley
175. Woodend Coppice SO 714301 Dymock
176. Ryton Coppice SO 730313 Dymock
177. Staunton Coppice SO 782300 Newent
178. Downhouse Coppice SO 774307 Redmarley
179. Vell Mill Daffodil Meadow SO 710314 Dymock
180. Coalhill Coppice SO 757356 Brornsberrow
181. Hazeldine Wood SO 753322 Redmarley
182. Hayes Coppice SO 755347 Bromsberrow
183. Grove Copse SO 745313 Redmarley
    SO 743306  
184. Corse Wood SO 807283 Corse
185. Lower Wye Gorge SSSI ST 548983 Tidenham
    ST 537967  
186. Ban-Y-Gor Wood ST 540968 Tidenham
187. Lancaut GWT Reserve ST 541960 Tidenham
188. Poors Allotment SSSI ST 560990 Tidenham
189. Caerwood SSSI ST 547956 Tidenham
190. Severn Estuary SSSI ST 598982 Woolaston
191. Beachley & Sedbury Salt Marshes ST 551920 Tidenham
192. Beachley Grassland ST 545922 Tidenham
193. Pennsylvania Fields SSSI ST 542929 Tidenham
194. Ridley Bottom GWT Reserve ST 563985 Tidenham
195. Park Grove ST 555946 Tidenham
196. Ladysmith ST 563943 Tidenham
197. Shorn Cliff & Caswell Wood SSSI ST 540990 Tidenham
198. Redding Well Alder Wood ST 570982 Tidenham
199. Lancaut Salt Marsh ST 532960 Tidenham
200. Springbank SO 702254 Newent
201. Stonybridge SO 710259 Newent
202. Friars Court Meadow SO 668328 Kempley
203. Whites Farm Meadow SO 718329 Bromsberrow
204. Longbridge Field SO 693321 Dymock
205. Castletump Meadows SO 713279 Dymock
206. Conigree Court Bank SO 707256 Newent
207. Moors Farm Field SO 703289 Dymock
208. Oakle Street Pond SO 758179 Churcham
209. Woolaston Lime Coppice SO 571005 Woolaston
210. Cinderford Linear Park SO 646152 Cinderford
211. Bromsberrow Bank SO 739332 Bromsberrow
212. Holder’s Farm Daffodil Meadow SO 704276 Oxenhall
213. Lydbrook School Meadow SO 604154 Lydbrook
214. Mantley Chase Orchard SO 718254 Newent

Source: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Key Wildlife Sites Schedule, July 2000

Non -Statutory Nature Reserves - RSPB Reserves

Name Grid Reference Parish
1. Nagshead & Bamhill Plantations SO 605090 West Dean
2. Highnam Woods SO 772199 Highnam

Source: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Key Wildlife Sites Schedule, July 2000

Regionally Important Geological Sites (RIGS) - Sites qualifying for RIGS designation in the Forest of Dean District as identified by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. (Not shown on Proposals Map)

Name Grid Reference
1. Bixhead Quarries SO 598108
2. Nailbridge Quarry SO 644165
3. Euroclydon SO 643187
4. Bailey Gate SO 644189
5. Lea Bailey Mine Adit SO 644195
6. Staple Edge Quarries SO 648116
7. Ruspidge Halt SO 651126
8. Shakemantle Sand Quarries SO 651112
9. Chimney Scowles SO 652106
10. Shakemantle Quarries SO 651112
11. Shakemantle Road Cutting SO 651113
12. Brinchcombe Tunnel Outcrop SO 652109
13. Bluerock Quarry SO 653108
14. American Cinema Quarry SO 654198
15. Soudley Railway Cutting SO 655104
16. The Beeches Quarry SO 659183
17. Beacon Hill Quarries SO 666152
18. Shapridge Quarry SO 676161
19. Newnham Cliffs SO 689112
20. Reads Quarry SO 691191
21. Flaxley Quarry SO 694151
22. Tintern Quarry SO 531006
23. Bearse Farm Quarry SO 572052
24. Puzzle Wood SO 578092
25. Larnsquay Quarry SO 581090
26. Dark Hill Quarries SO 594084
27. Parkend Railway Cutting SO 616081
28. Howbeech Slade Quarry SO 647090
29. Gatcombe Cliffs SO 683057
30. Sedbury Cliffs SO 558935
31. Hay Farm Quarry SO 69722220
32. Yartle Farm SO 68742124
33. Woodgate Pits SO 71352309
34. Upper Boxbush Cutting SO 68042075
35. Stallion Hill Gulley SO 71512405
36. Bromsberrow Sand Quarry SO 73803280
37. Chase End Hill SO 75653565

Source: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, July 2000

 

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