Designated Sites

We hold key datasets on statutory and non-statutory designated sites in London. Statutory sites have protection under UK, European and International law, while non-statutory sites are recognised in local planning as being of importance in the local area. Often, the most important sites will have more than one designation.

We hold data for the following site designations, click the titles for more detail.

Statutory designations datasets

managed or supported by Natural England and available from GiGL and other sources

  • SAC, SPA and Ramsar dataset and citations
  • SSSI dataset and citations
  • NNRs and LNRs

Non-statutory designation datasets

Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation

managed by and available from GiGL

  • SINC dataset and citations (developed in partnership with the Greater London Authority and the Local Wildlife Sites Board)
  • Areas of Deficiency In Access to Nature dataset (developed in partnership with the Greater London Authority and the Local Wildlife Sites Board)

Public Open Space hierarchy

managed by and available from GiGL

  • Public Open Space dataset (developed in partnership with the Greater London Authority)
  • Areas of Deficiency in Access to Public Open Space dataset (developed in partnership with the Greater London Authority)

Geodiversity Data

managed by GiGL in consultation with London Geodiversity Partnership and made available from GiGL

The designation of geological sites is one way of recognising and protecting important geodiversity and landscape features for future generations to enjoy. GiGL holds GIS data for all non-statutory designated geological sites in Greater London.