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Areas Of Special Protection

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 3 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What are the areas of special protection created under Section 3 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 since the passing of that Act; and what is the area of each in hectares. [HL1443]

In England, since the coming into force of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, records show that areas of special protection made by order under Section 3 of the 1981 Act are as listed in the table below. It is not possible to provide information on the area of each area of special protection due to disproportionate cost. In Scotland, areas of special protection are the responsibility of the Scottish Executive and in Wales of the National Assembly for Wales.

Area of Special ProtectionLocationOrder Number
Berry Head and Berry Head (Southern Redoubt)Devon1984 no. 1471
1988 no. 1479
The Easington LagoonsHumberside1987 no. 1163
The Easington Lagoons (No. 2)Humberside1993 no. 2059
Gull Island and Warren Shore and Needs Ore PointHampshire1984 no. 578
The Hornsey EstateNorfolk1988 no. 324

asked Her Majesty's Government:What are the areas of special protection created by means of Bird Sanctuary Orders made under the Protection of Birds Acts 1954 and 1967; and what is the area of each in hectares. [HL1444]

In England, records show that those areas of special protection made by order under the Protection of Birds Acts 1954 are as listed below. It is not possible to provide information on the area of each area of special protection due to disproportionate cost. In Scotland, areas of special protection are the responsibility of the Scottish Executive and in Wales of the National Assembly for Wales.

Areas of special protectionLocationOrder Number
Abberton ReservoirEssex1967 no. 365
Brean DownSomerset1968 no. 562
Charlton's PondDurham1968 no. 564
Cley MarshesNorfolk1966 no. 536
Coquet IslandNorthumberland1964 no. 1096
1978 no. 1074
Durleigh ReservoirSomerset1964 no. 1989
Fairburn Ings and Newton IngsWest Yorkshire1968 no. 1964
1980 no. 401
Farne IslandsNorthumberland1964 no. 1096
1980 no. 402
Foulney IslandCumbria1980 no. 1839
Gibraltar PointLincolnshire1971 no. 557
Havergat IslandSuffolk1961 no. 1077
Hanningfield ReservoirEssex1970 no. 1075
Hornsea MereHumberside1963 no. 1796
1980 no. 403
Humber EstuaryYorkshire/Lincolnshire1955 no. 1532
1963 no. 1808
Areas of Special ProtectionLocationOrder Number
Poole HarbourDorset1978 no. 1258
Porth ReservoirCornwall1964 no. 1097
SouthportLancashire1956 no. 692
Tamar LakeDevon/Cornwall1960 no. 2144
Trethias IslandCornwall1960 no. 2144
WalmsleyCornwall1961 no. 865
Washington New TownTyne and Wear1980 no. 404
1980 no. 944
Wheldrake IngNorth Yorkshire1978 no. 1258
Wicken Sedge FenCambridgeshire1957 no. 1015
Wyre-LuneLancashire1963 no. 1796 1963 no. 2000

asked Her Majesty's Government:How many areas of special protection, however created, are also designated as sites of special scientific interest; and what are the names of these sites. [HL1445]

The table below lists the areas of special protection in England, and where this area is also in a site of special scientific interest, the name of that site.

Area of Special ProtectionLocationSSSI Name
Abberton ReservoirEssexAbberton Reservoir
Berry Head and Berry Head (Southern Redoubt)DevonBerry Head to Sharkham Point
Brean DownSomersetBrean Down
Charlton's PondDurham
Cley MarshesNorfolkNorth Norfolk Coast
Coquet IslandNorthumberlandCoquet Island
Durleigh ReservoirSomerset
The Easington LagoonsHumbersideThe Lagoons
The Easington Lagoons (No 2)HumbersideThe Lagoons
Fairburn Ings and Newton IngsWest YorkshireFairburn Ings and Newton Ings
Farne IslandsNorthumberlandThe Farne Islands
Foulney IslandCumbriaSouth Walney and Piel Channel Flats
Gibraltar PointLincolnshireGibraltar Point
Gull Island and Warren Shore and Needs Ore PointHampshireNorth Solent
Havergate IslandSuffolkAlde-Ore Estuary
Hanningfield ReservoirEssexHanningfield Reservoir
Hornsea MereHumbersideHornsea Mere
The Hornsey EstateNorfolkUpper Thurne Broads and Marshes
Humber EstuaryYorkshire/LincolnshireHumber Estuary
Poole HarbourDorsetPoole Harbour
Porth ReservoirCornwall
SouthportLancashireInformation not available
Tamar LakeDevon/Cornwall
Trethias IslandCornwall
WalmsleyCornwallAmble Marshes
Washington New TownTyne and Wear
Wheldrake IngNorth YorskhireDerwent Ings
Wicken Sedge FenCambridgeshireWicken Fen
Wyre-LuneLancashireLune Estuary