Local Geodiversity Action Plans (LGAPs) set out actions to conserve and enhance the geodiversity of a particular area.

In general they aim to:

Currently, LGAPs exist or are in development for:

Abberley and Malvern Hills - May Hill Lincolnshire 
Abberley and Malvern Hills - South Shropshire Leicestershire and Rutland    
Abberley and Malvern Hills - Teme Valley London 
Berkshire Norfolk 
Black Country North Pennines AONB 
Buckinghamshire Northeast Yorkshire
Cheshire Region Northumberland National Park
County Durham (no action plan, audit only) Oxfordshire 
Cumbria Shropshire
Derbyshire and Peak District Staffordshire 
Devon Suffolk 
Doncaster Tees Valley  
Dorset and the East Devon Coastal Corridor  Teignbridge 
Essex Torbay 
Gloucestershire Cotswolds West Yorkshire 
Greater Manchester (aggregate quarries only)   Warwickshire
Herefordshire  Worcestershire
Isle of Wight   Yorkshire Dales

Northern Ireland

There are currently no LGAPs in Northern Ireland.


West Lothian



Clwydian Range AONB

Weathering of Millstone Grit at Brimham Rocks,  North Yorkshire. © Hannah Townley, NE

Ammonite patterns are used in the design of lamp posts, Lyme Regis.© Hannah Townley, NE

The main focus has been on GAPs for aggregate companies and guidance was issued in 2006. However, most have focussed on more practical initiatives for example producing a range of interpretative material and increasing access to geodiversity.

Lafarge Aggregates have produced a series of quarry geodiversity action plans, for example Croft Quarry.

Aggregate Industries have produced a series of quarry geodiversity action plans and educational material, for example at Millom Rock Park.

Hanson Aggregates have produced an overarching high level joint geodiversity and biodiversity action plan and aim to produce a geodiversity action plans for each quarry site.