Billingshields Farm, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, DL13
Local Planning Authorities
National Character Areas
This 206 ha biodiversity net gain initiative will generate approximately 708 biodiversity.
Located in County Durham and within the Swinhope Burn river catchment, this scheme will restore riparian habitats and enhance woodland, bog and upland habitats into a high quality biodiverse landscape.
- Swinhope Burn from Source to Wear waterbody catchment
- Wear Upper opertaional catchment
Developers can secure biodiversity units for the following habitat types:
- Blanket bog
- Mountain heaths and willow scrub
- Mixed woodland
- Upland hay meadows
- Upland acid grassland
The site is located approx. 6.5 miles southwest of Stanhope, within the County Durham LPA area.