Dorset Local Geodiversity Action Plan
A Local Geodiversity Action Plan (LGAP) is an action plan underpinning work relating to geodiversity within a local region.
It provides opportunity to:
Influence policy and planning on a county level
Focus on actions
The Dorset Local Geodiversity Action Plan
B. What is Geodiversity?
Geodiversity is the range of rocks, fossils, minerals, soils, landforms and natural processes that go to make up the Earth's landscape and structure.
Across the county geodiversity is something planners, developers and community groups should keep in mind alongside biodiversity. Our recent Dorset AONB Management Plan includes a policy framework for earth heritage identifying key issues. This is good news!
D. The boundary
The LGAP covers the county of Dorset and extends into East Devon, where the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site and East Devon AONB Coast Path corridor are also included.
E. The geology and geomorphology
The geology of this LGAP region includes the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras of Earth history, a period spanning 250 million years.
F. The Working Group
The following organisations have representatives on the LGAP working group. This partnership is key to the development of actions within this document.
G. Consultative network
The following organisations form a wider consultative network and receive information from the working group.
The Dorset Local Geodiversity Action Plan sets out actions over a five year timescale
- I. Contact
To join our working group or consultative group or just enquire about the Dorset LGAP contact Chris Pamplin