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International Sites
Special Areas of Conservation
(Areas given special protection under the European Union’s Habitats Directive, which is transposed into UK law by the Habitats and Conservation of Species Regulations 2010)

National Sites
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Sites designated by Natural England under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. SSSIs are the country’s very best wildlife and geological sites. They are important as they support plants and animals that find it more difficult to survive in the wider countryside. The protection of SSSIs is a shared responsibility between landowners, local authorities and Natural England.

Local Sites
Local Wildlife Sites
(also known as County Wildlife Sites) identified for their wildlife interest, which complement the network of nationally and internationally designated sites. These include important species-rich grassland, ancient woodland, heath and freshwater habitats of high quality or recognised because they support species of conservation importance)

Historic Environment
Registered Parks and Gardens
The Historic England 'Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England', includes gardens, grounds and other planned open spaces – the emphasis on designed landscapes rather than on planting or botanical importance. The purpose of the register is to encourage appropriate protection of these designated heritage assets.

Listed Buildings
If a building is considered by the Secretary of State (for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) to be of special architectural or historic interest it will be included in a list of such buildings.  The designation regime is set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

Conservation Area
An area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance? s69(1)(a) Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act

Landscape
TPO (Woodland)
A Tree Preservation Order is an order made by a local planning authority in England to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands in
the interests of amenity.
TPO (Tree)
A Tree Preservation Order is an order made by a local planning authority in England to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands in
the interests of amenity.

Dark Sky Reserve

Dark Sky Reserve Core Zone
The International Dark Sky Reserve is designated for the exceptional quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment. In assessing planning proposals, the Dark Sky Reserve Core Zone is protected from permanent illumination.
Dark Sky Reserve Critical Buffer Zone
In the Dark Sky Reserve Critical Buffer Zone, external lighting is strictly controlled.

Transport
Public Rights of Way
Public rights of way network across the National Park, footpaths, Bridleways and Restricted Byways

Devon Road Classification
Devon Road Classification (A, B, C, D)
Somerset Road Classification
Somerset Road Classification (A, B, C)

Water Resources and Flood Zones

Flood Zones 2 and 3 Combined

Flood Zone 2 -  land assessed as having between a 1 in 100 and 1 in 1,000 annual probability of river flooding (1% – 0.1%), or between a 1 in 200 and 1 in 1,000 annual probability of sea flooding (0.5% – 0.1%) in any year
Flood Zone 3 - land assessed as having a 1 in 100 or greater annual probability of river flooding (>1%), or a 1 in 200 or greater annual probability of flooding from the sea (>0.5%) in any year

Article 4
Area where extension to planning restrictions are required

Exmoor National Park Boundary
Boundary of the Exmoor National Park Authority