Local geological sites

There are 15 local geological sites in Wirral. These non-statutory sites, previously known as sites of local importance for earth science, are protected through the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) process.

Since the adoption of the UDP in 2000 the Cheshire Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites Group (RIGS) has continued to review sites of local importance for earth science.

This identified a number of proposed changes to the original schedule of sites, including the removal of sites which no longer meet the criteria for inclusion and the addition of new sites which now meet the criteria for inclusion.

The schedule of local geological sites is used as a material of consideration by the Planning Committee in the determination of individual planning applications.

You can view a map showing the location and boundaries of the sites below.