§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he proposes to take to ensure that local planning authorities are aware of the location of sites which have been identified by the statutory nature
Designated Sites Site County SPA/Ramsar Date designated Rockliffe Marshes Cumbria SPA/Ramsar 1 October 1986 Irthinghead Mires Cumbria Ramsar 17 July 1985 Northumberland Leighton Moss Lancashire SPA/Ramsar 28 November 1985 Alt Estuary (part) Merseyside SPA/Ramsar 28 November 1985 Ribble Estuary (part) Lancashire SPA 31 August 1982 Martin Mere Lancashire SPA/Ramsar 28 November 1985 Lindisfarne (part) Northumberland Ramsar 5 January 1976 Fame Islands Northumberland SPA 17 July 1985 Coquet Island Northumberland SPA 17 July 1985 Holburn Lake and Moss Northumberland SPA/Ramsar 17 July 1985 Derwent Ings North Yorkshire SPA/Ramsar 17 July 1985 Humberside Moor House Cumbria SPA 31 August 1982 Rostherne Mere Cheshire Ramsar 24 July 1981 The Wash Lincolnshire SPA/Ramsar 30 March 1988 Norfolk Ouse Washes Cambridgeshire Ramsar 5 January 1976 Norfolk North Norfolk Coast Norfolk SPA/Ramsar 20 January 1989 Redgrave and Lophara Fens Norfolk Ramsar 15 February 1991 Suffolk Minsmere-Walberswick (part) Suffolk Ramsar 5 January 1976 Orfordness-Havergate (part) Suffolk SPA 31 August 1982 Abberton Reservoir Essex Ramsar 24 July 1981 Bure Marshes Norfolk Ramsar 5 January 1976 Hickling Broad and Horsey Mere Norfolk Ramsar 5 January 1976 Chew Valley Lake Avon SPA 17 July 1985 Chesil Beach and The Fleet Dorset SPA/Ramsar 17 July 1985 Chichester and Langstone Harbours Hampshire SPA/Ramsar 28 October 1987 West Sussex The Swale (part) Kent SPA/Ramsar 17 July 1985 Pagham Harbour West Sussex SPA/Ramsar 30 March 1988 Dee Estuary Clwyd SPA/Ramsar 17 July 1985 Cheshire Merseyside Upper Severn Estuary Gloucestershire SPA/Ramsar 5 February 1988 Bridgwater Bay Somerset Ramsar 5 January 1976
Potential Sites Sites County SPA/Ramsar Upper Solway Flats and Marshes Cumbria SPA/Ramsar Dumfries and Galloway Duddon Estuary Cumbria SPA/Ramsar Esthwaite Water Cumbria Ramsar
conservation agencies as meeting criteria for designation as SPAs under EC directive 79/409 on the conservation of wild birds or under the Ramsar convention.
§ Mr. Baldry
Designated and potential special protection areas and Ramsar sites are afforded protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 through the sites of special scientific interest system. Local planning authorities are already informed of the location of these sites as part of the SSSI designation process. A list of both potential and designated SPAs and Ramsar sites has been published in theOfficial Report and is updated.
§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those sites so far designated or identified for designation in England as special protection areas under EC directive 79/409 on the conservation of wild birds or wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar convention on wetlands of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat.
§ Mr. Baldry
The tables list all those sites in England which have been designated as either special protection areas, or Ramsar sites, or both and those which have been identified by the Nature Conservancy Council as potential special protection areas or Ramsar sites.219W
Sites County SPA/Ramsar Northumberland Morecambe Bay Cumbria SPA/Ramsar Lancashire Ribble and Alt Estuaries Lancashire SPA/Ramsar Merseyside Mersey Estuary Merseyside SPA/Ramsar Cheshire Ravenglass Cumbria Ramsar Bowland Fells Lancashire SPA Thorne and Hatfield Moors South Yorkshire SPA/Ramsar Humberside Shap Fells Cumbria SPA Solway Mosses Cumbria Ramsar Duddon Mosses Cumbria Ramsar North of England Montane Sites Cumbria SPA Lindisfarne Northumberland SPA/Ramsar Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Cleveland SPA/Ramsar Malham Tarn North Yorkshire Ramsar Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs Humberside SPA Humber Flats, Marshes and Coast Humberside SPA/Ramsar Lincolnshire Northumberland Coast Northumberland SPA/Ramsar North Yorkshire Moors North Yorkshire SPA Hornsea Mere Humberside SPA Yorkshire Dale Moorlands North Yorkshire Cumbria SPA North Pennine Moors Cumbria SPA/Ramsar Northumberland Durham North Yorkshire Peak District Moors Derbyshire SPA South Yorkshire Staffordshire Midland Meres and Mosses Cheshire Ramsar Shropshire Staffordshire Walmore Common Gloucestershire SPA/Ramsar Norfolk The Wash—Gibraltar Point Lincolnshire SPA/Ramsar Nene Washes Cambridgeshire SPA/Ramsar Ouse Washes Cambridgeshire SPA Norfolk Rutland Water Leicestershire SPA/Ramsar Roydon Common Norfolk Ramsar Minsmere—Walberswick Suffolk SPA/Ramsar Orfordness—Havergate Suffolk SPA/Ramsar Stour and Orwell Estuary Suffolk SPA/Ramsar Essex Hamford Water Essex SPA/Ramsar Abberton Reservoir Essex SPA Benfleet and Southend Marshes Essex SPA/Ramsar Breckland heaths Norfolk SPA Suffolk Dersingham Bog Norfolk Ramsar Chippenham Fen Cambridgeshire Ramsar Mid-Essex Coast Essex SPA/Ramsar Norfolk Broads Norfolk SPA/Ramsar Deben Estuary Suffolk SPA/Ramsar Great Yarmouth North Denes Norfolk SPA Somerset Levels and Moors Somerset SPA/Ramsar Taw and Torridge Estuary Devon SPA Isles of Scilly Coastal Habitats Cornwall SPA/Ramsar Exe Estuary Devon SPA/Ramsar Dorset Heathlands Dorset SPA Poole Harbour Dorset SPA/Ramsar East Devon Heaths Devon SPA Tamar Complex Devon SPA Cornwall Bodmin Moor Cornwall SPA New Forest Hampshire SPA/Ramsar Portsmouth Harbour Hampshire SPA Southampton Water and Solent Marshes Hampshire SPA/Ramsar Avon Valley Hampshire SPA/Ramsar Dorset Porton Down Wiltshire SPA Hampshire
Sites County SPA/Ramsar Windsor Forest and Great Park Berkshire SPA Surrey Woolmer Forest Hampshire SPA The Swale Kent SPA/Ramsar Thames Estuary and Marshes Kent SPA/Ramsar Medway Estuary and Marshes Kent SPA/Ramsar Thanet Coast Kent SPA/Ramsar Pevensey Levels East Sussex SPA/Ramsar Dungeness to Pett Levels Kent SPA/Ramsar East Sussex Lee Valley Greater London SPA Stodmarsh Kent SPA/Ramsar Thursley, Hankley and Frensham Commons Surrey SPA/Ramsar Chobham to Yateley Commons Surrey SPA Hampshire Berkshire Amberley West Sussex SPA/Ramsar South West London Reservoirs and Gravel Pits Greater London SPA/Ramsar Berkshire Surrey Severn Estuary Gloucestershire SPA/Ramsar Avon Somerset South Glamorgan Gwent
§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to ensure that port and harbour authorities are aware of the locations and significance of sites which have been identified by the statutory nature conservation agencies as meeting criteria for designation as SPAs under directive 79/409 on the conservation of wild birds or under the Ramsar convention.
§ Mr. Baldry
[holding answer 11 July 1991]: Designated and potential special protection areas and Ramsar sites are afforded protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 through the sites of special scientific interest system. Harbour and port authorities, as owners/ occupiers, are already informed of the location and ornithological significance of these sites as part of this process. SSSIs are entered as a local land charge.