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You can find information on nature and building conservation in this section.
The natural environment team leads on nature conservation within the County Council. For more information on the work of the team, please follow the links below:
See the biodiversity page to find out about the species and habitats significant to North Yorkshire, the partnerships that are working to protect them, and some examples of projects we are involved with.
The natural environment team provides ecological advice on internal and some external planning matters, notably with protected species and designated sites.
Forest and woodland management
You can find Information on forest and woodland management and what assistance the natural environment team can provide.
Landscape - character assessment
Find out about how the special qualities and characteristics of the landscapes of North Yorkshire are determined.
Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation
Find out more about Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, what the county council is doing to identify and conserve them, and what to do if you own or manage one.
Building conservation information and advice is available from your district or borough council or the National Park Authorities.
The local borough or district council provides conservation advice and consultation to local residents who are considering carrying out any works on property within a conservation area. The authority can advise on the need for permission, their procedures, what should be submitted with an application and the matters that will be taken into account in deciding an application.
Enquiries or advice about conservation areas should be directed to the relevant local district or borough council conservation officer.
Listed buildings register
Enquiries or advice about listed buildings should be directed to the relevant local district or borough council conservation officer. Copies of the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest are available for inspection at local district or borough council offices.