§ Earl Peel
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]
§ Lord Whitty
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 Protection Location Order Number Berry Head and Berry Head (Southern Redoubt) Devon 1984 no. 1471 1988 no. 1479 The Easington Lagoons Humberside 1987 no. 1163 The Easington Lagoons (No. 2) Humberside 1993 no. 2059 Gull Island and Warren Shore and Needs Ore Point Hampshire 1984 no. 578 The Hornsey Estate Norfolk 1988 no. 324
§ Lord Whitty
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 protection Location Order Number Abberton Reservoir Essex 1967 no. 365 Brean Down Somerset 1968 no. 562 Charlton's Pond Durham 1968 no. 564 Cley Marshes Norfolk 1966 no. 536 Coquet Island Northumberland 1964 no. 1096 1978 no. 1074 Durleigh Reservoir Somerset 1964 no. 1989 Fairburn Ings and Newton Ings West Yorkshire 1968 no. 1964 1980 no. 401 Farne Islands Northumberland 1964 no. 1096 1980 no. 402 Foulney Island Cumbria 1980 no. 1839 Gibraltar Point Lincolnshire 1971 no. 557 Havergat Island Suffolk 1961 no. 1077 Hanningfield Reservoir Essex 1970 no. 1075 Hornsea Mere Humberside 1963 no. 1796 1980 no. 403 Humber Estuary Yorkshire/Lincolnshire 1955 no. 1532 1963 no. 1808
Areas of Special Protection Location Order Number Poole Harbour Dorset 1978 no. 1258 Porth Reservoir Cornwall 1964 no. 1097 Southport Lancashire 1956 no. 692 Tamar Lake Devon/Cornwall 1960 no. 2144 Trethias Island Cornwall 1960 no. 2144 Walmsley Cornwall 1961 no. 865 Washington New Town Tyne and Wear 1980 no. 404 1980 no. 944 Wheldrake Ing North Yorkshire 1978 no. 1258 Wicken Sedge Fen Cambridgeshire 1957 no. 1015 Wyre-Lune Lancashire 1963 no. 1796 1963 no. 2000
§ Lord Whitty
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 Protection Location SSSI Name Abberton Reservoir Essex Abberton Reservoir Berry Head and Berry Head (Southern Redoubt) Devon Berry Head to Sharkham Point Brean Down Somerset Brean Down Charlton's Pond Durham — Cley Marshes Norfolk North Norfolk Coast Coquet Island Northumberland Coquet Island Durleigh Reservoir Somerset — The Easington Lagoons Humberside The Lagoons The Easington Lagoons (No 2) Humberside The Lagoons Fairburn Ings and Newton Ings West Yorkshire Fairburn Ings and Newton Ings Farne Islands Northumberland The Farne Islands Foulney Island Cumbria South Walney and Piel Channel Flats Gibraltar Point Lincolnshire Gibraltar Point Gull Island and Warren Shore and Needs Ore Point Hampshire North Solent Havergate Island Suffolk Alde-Ore Estuary Hanningfield Reservoir Essex Hanningfield Reservoir Hornsea Mere Humberside Hornsea Mere The Hornsey Estate Norfolk Upper Thurne Broads and Marshes Humber Estuary Yorkshire/Lincolnshire Humber Estuary Poole Harbour Dorset Poole Harbour Porth Reservoir Cornwall — Southport Lancashire Information not available Tamar Lake Devon/Cornwall — Trethias Island Cornwall — Walmsley Cornwall Amble Marshes Washington New Town Tyne and Wear — Wheldrake Ing North Yorskhire Derwent Ings Wicken Sedge Fen Cambridgeshire Wicken Fen Wyre-Lune Lancashire Lune Estuary