- 1995-2003 (Creation)
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Including correspondence, site plans and copies of formal agreements made under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme relating to the Trust's management of Wharncliffe Heath. The file includes detailed payment claims and scheme guidance supplied by English Nature to the Trust and details subsequent amendments to the agreement to make provision for educational programmes ta the site.
The file also records details of the Trust's application for a derogation from the original agreement to allow for a newly devised scheme of conservation grazing which alternated the use of sheep and cattle at the site. Later documents include guidance from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the management of Foot and Mouth Disease in 2002.
The file records the site being designated as an SSSI, SAM, RIGS and LNR.