Draft South Pennine Moors SPA/SAC Planning Framework Supplementary Planning Document
Appendix 1: The Nature Conservation Interest of the European Sites
5.1 The relevant European sites are summarised in the table below, where the interest features, threats and pressures and links to the relevant conservation objectives are listed.
Table 4: Summary of relevant European sites, their interest features and relevant pressures/threats. Pressures/threats are taken from the Site Improvement Plans (SIPs).
Reason for designation (# denotes UK special responsibility)
Relevant actions in response to pressures and threats
South Pennine Moors Phase 2 SPA
A098(B) Falco columbarius: Merlin
A140(B) Pluvialis apricaria : European golden plover
Breeding bird assemblage:
A142(B) Vanellus vanellus: Northern lapwing
A222(B) Asio flammeus: Short-eared owl
A160(B) Numenius arquata: Eurasian curlew
A162(B) Tringa totanus: Common redshank
A275(B) Saxicola rubetra: Whinchat
A277(B) Oenanthe oenanthe: Northern wheatear
A282(B) Turdus torquatus: Ring ouzel
A367(B) Carduelis flavirostris: Twite
A466(B) Calidris alpina schinzii: Dunlin
A168(B) Actitis hypoleucos: Common sandpiper
A153(B) Gallinago gallinago: Common snipe
Implement a co-ordinated approach across Local Authorities, covering the South Pennine Moors SPA
Phase 2, to evaluate the 'in combination effects at a site level' when considering/developing local Development frameworks, infrastructure programmes and evaluating planning permissions.
This needs to consider both land which is covered by the SPA and land which is functionally linked (e.g. adjacent feeding habitats for SPA birds).
Establish and monitor cumulative impacts of development on South Pennine Moors SPA Phase 2 bird populations.
South Pennine Moors SAC
H4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix
H4030 European dry heaths
H7130# Blanket bogs
H7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs
H91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles
Control, reduce and ameliorate atmospheric nitrogen impacts.
Monitor sensitive Natura features where disturbance is a factor (or a potential factor) to discern trends and refine advice on recreational activities. Manage erosion issues away from Public Rights of Way Act (PROW), caused by public access (open access desire lines and informal paths), by installing flagstone paths and stabilising and restoring adjoining bare peat on SAC blanket
Develop and implement habitat and species management plans in relation to specific disturbance issues, potentially as part of a public
access management plan.
Increase awareness of the importance of the sites in terms of SAC/SPA designation (including
Habitats Regulations) and the impact of potentially disturbing activities (including open access) on them, through access and community projects. Develop and implement a Peak Park events web-based application system.