Doncaster Geodiversity Assessment

The Doncaster Geodiversity Assessment was produced and written by the British Geological Survey, on behalf of Doncaster Council.

The Doncaster Geodiversity Assessment contains information on the importance of geodiversity for Doncaster, our local geology, mineral resources and groundwater resources and geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s).

The report also contains information on the re-assessment of our RIGS (Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites) which updates and expands on the 1997 South Yorkshire RIGS group survey of geologically Important Sites in Doncaster. In Doncaster RIGS are now known as Local Geological Sites and specific site information is available on request for a nominal fee.

Since the 1997 survey the concept of geodiversity has become more important, due the advent of Planning and Policy Statement 9 Biodiversity and Geological Conservation (PPS9) which places equal weight on biodiversity and geodiversity.

The Doncaster RIGS resurvey took place between January and March 2007 and the information was collected using the UKRIGS site assessment form and entered onto a database. The database entries were all exported and appended to ESRI shape files for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Ten additional sites were surveyed in 2008.

Doncaster's Geodiversity Assessment Final Report

Doncaster's Geodiversity Assessment Final Report is available to view and download below:

Geodiversity Final Report
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Last updated: 28 March 2019 07:26:18