Billingshield Farms, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, DL13
Local Planning Authorities
National Character Areas
This 180 ha biodiversity net gain initiative will generate approximately 373 biodiversity units.
Located in County Durham and within the Swinhope Burn river catchment, this scheme will restore riparian habitats and enhance moorland, meadow, heath and woodland habitats into a high quality biodiverse landscape.
- Swinhope Burn from Source to Wear waterbody catchment
- Wear Upper operational catchment
Developers can secure biodiversity units for the following habitat types:
- Blanket bog
- Grassland habitats of medium and very high distinctiveness
- Mountain heaths and willow scrub
- Mixed woodland
The site is located approx. 6.5 miles southwest of Stanhope, within the County Durham LPA area.