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Designated Green Space Application

As part of the Harrogate Council local plan the Pinewoods Conservation Group has applied for the Pinewoods area to be designated as local green space. The designation can be used where the land is not extensive, is local in character and reasonably close to the community; and, where it is demonstrably special, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field), tranquility or richness of its wildlife.

This will provide additional protection to developments and planning applications. 

As part of this work activities have been underway to document the bio-diversity within the Pinewoods. If anything has been missed then please contact us. 

A copy of the table can be downloaded here.

X = Priority Species as per Harrogate Council List.

Species

PrS

Evidence/Notes

Insects/Animals

 

 

Hedgehog

X

Picture from Tower House adjacent to Pinewoods.

https://twitter.com/HarlowHillTower/status/611997227758784512

Bumble Bees

X

Frequent visitors to Irongate Field and wild flowers.

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/886982392786845696

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/886964302661509120

 

Pipistrelle Bat

X

Identified as part of annual bat box inspection by licences inspector.

Link to photos

Long-Eared Bat

X

Identified as part of annual bat box inspection by licences inspector.

Link to photos

Fox

 

Commonly sighted in Pinewoods.

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/880771838623842304

Butterflies -Various

 

Frequent visitors to Pinewoods, Irongate Field and the various wild flowers.

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/874636542899351555

Dragonflies – Various

 

Photo of Migrant Hawker dragonfly taken Aug.

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/902822456775385088

Roe Deer

 

Increasingly sighted within Pinewoods footprint.

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/873918673655934977

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/873918280540581888

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/863764874517762050

Badgers

 

Historic evidence of setts and used as hunting ground.

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/865882922854875136

Stoat

 

Sighed number of times near bird feeders.

Link to photo.

Mice – various

 

Commonly sighted in Pinewoods.

Grey Squirrels

 

Commonly sighted in Pinewoods.

 

 

 

Birds

 

 

Song Thrush

 

Regular visitor to grass areas.

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/863779970937745410

House Sparrow

X

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Tree Sparrow

X

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Goldfinch

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Wood Pigeon

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Jackdaw

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Blackbird

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Tree Creeper

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Collared Dove

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Blue Tit

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Bullfinch

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Wren

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Pheasant

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Chaffinch

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Great Tit

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Coal Tit

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Marsh Tit

X

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Nuthatch

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Robin

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Goldcrests

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Jay

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Chiffchaff

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas. Mainly summer visitor.

Willow Warbler

 

Summer visitor

Redwing

 

Winter visitor

Fieldfare

 

Winter visitor

Tawny Owl

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Other species of owls have also been heard.

Mistle Thrush

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Goldfinch

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Dunnock

 

Regular visitors to bird feeders and surrounding areas

Sparrow Hawk

 

An occasional visitor.

 

 

 

Plants

 

 

Common Spotted Orchid - Dactylorhiza fuchsii

 

Widespread in Rotary Wood.

https://twitter.com/PinewoodsHgt/status/886843843940896768

Oxe eye Daisy – Leucanthemum vulgare

 

In main woodland – some supplied by Harrogate Nurseries

Foxglove – Digitalis purpurea

 

In main woodland – some supplied by Harrogate Nurseries

Red campion – Silene dioica

 

In main woodland – some supplied by Harrogate Nurseries

White campion – Silene latifolia

 

In main woodland – some supplied by Harrogate Nurseries

Snowdrops – galanthus

 

In main woodland – some supplied by Harrogate Nurseries

Daffs - Narcissi

 

In main woodland – some supplied by Harrogate Nurseries

Teasel - Dipsacus

 

In Irongate Field – some supplied by Harrogate Nurseries

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

 

In Irongate Field – some supplied by Harrogate Nurseries

Nettle Leaved Bellflower

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Common Agrimony

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Betony

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Greater Stitchwort

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Hairy St John’s Wort

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Wood Sage

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Meadowsweet

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Wild Angelica

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Common Knapweed

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Rough Hawkbit

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Ribwort Plantain

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Meadow Buttercup

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Common Sorrel

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Autumn Hawkbit

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Wild Red Clover

 

Found within woodland and/or Irongate Field.

Birdsfoot Trefoil

 

Planted within woods and Irongate in 2014

Devilsbit Scabious

 

Planted within woods and Irongate in 2014

Wild Marjoram

 

Planted within woods and Irongate in 2014

Small Scabious

 

Planted within woods and Irongate in 2014

Lesser Knapweed

 

Planted within woods and Irongate in 2014

Self Heal

 

Planted within woods and Irongate in 2014

 

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