Find out which areas, sites and trails Natural England is considering for special protection.
This document shows the areas, sites and trails that Natural England is considering in its designations programme. Inclusion in the programme is not a commitment to designate.
The designations programme considers whether places are suitable to become:
When the formal process begins on a case it’s taken off the designations programme list at the next planned update, for example when:
Information about cases in the formal process are available from:
Find out more about the designations programme in Natural England’s designation strategy.
Designated areas, sites and trails are mostly privately owned. Natural England works closely with landowners and other stakeholders:
Designated places represent England’s finest landscapes and very best wildlife and geological sites on land and in the sea. They:
These functions of designated places help to put Natural England’s and the government’s plans into action. These include:
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