Biological Heritage Sites
Local authorities are required to identify and provide for the protection and enhancement of the natural heritage within their areas. As part of their planning function, they have a responsibility to take account of sites of significant nature conservation value.
Biological Heritage Sites (BHSs) is the name given to the most important non-statutory wildlife sites in Lancashire, BHSs contain valuable habitats such as ancient woodland, species-rich grassland and bogs.
Many provide a refuge for rare and threatened plants and animals. Biological Heritage Sites form an irreplaceable part of our environment and are a major part of the strategy to conserve the biological richness of Lancashire.
In Lancashire there are at present over 1100 Biological Heritage Sites covering 25000 ha. this represents 8% of the County area.
There are 13 designated County Biological Heritage Sites in Blackpool which are protected and managed by the Council’s Ranger Service and private land owners.
1. Heron’s Reach Golf Course
2. Stanley Park Heronry
3. Salisbury Woodland
4. Heron’s Way Pond, Whitemoss
5. Carleton Cemetery pond cluster
6. Broad Oak Lane field ponds
7. Holyoake Road reed bed, Warbreck
8. Blackpool South Railway Line
9. Rough Heys
10. Queens Promenade coastal grassland
11. Bispham Marsh Kincraig Road
12. Robins Lane pond cluster, Bispham
13. Field pond, west Bispham Road