Last year saw the publication of the bio-diversity section of the parish plan. One of the main aims of this section of the Parish Plan is recognise, preserve, protect and maintain the biodiversity that is found within the Parish.

SINCS (Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation) are nonstatutory and it is therefore essential that landowners, local councils (both at Parish and District level) and the general public are aware of the existence of the SINCS, their value as important habitats and the need to preserve them especially in view of the ever increasing pressure for development. It is particularly important that the presence of SINCS is taken into consideration when planning any major works, including roadworks, drainage, tree felling, etc.

The full biodiversity plan can be viewed at the Village website, which includes a sketch map showing the position of the SINCS within the Parish Boundary and a key to the sites with an explanation of their particular ecological characteristics.

We would encourage you to view the plan and report and sightings of rare species and plants and animals so that we can keep the plan up to date.

Dennis Tregay Chairman, Headley Parish Plan Implementation Committee

The Plan is available for review from the Parish Council website.