Explains the importance of biodiversity and describes how Kirklees Council and its partners will meet the objectives set out in the Biodiversity Action Plan.
Biodiversity Action Plan
- Habitats of Principal Importance that occur in Kirklees
- Species of Principal Importance that occur in Kirklees
Identifies the local habitats and species of principal importance (also known as priority habitats and species). These are the species and habitats taken from the UK National Biodiversity Action Plan that occur in Kirklees or those that are of sub-regional importance. These habitats and species have individual action plans that enable us to prioritise biodiversity work in the district.
Arable and pastoral areas
Wetland and riverine habitats
Urban areas and previously developed land
Species action plans
Biodiversity Opportunity Zones
- Biodiversity Opportunity Zones map
- Biodiversity Opportunity Zones map - Background
- Biodiversity Opportunities Zones - Habitats and species tables
Kirklees has a varied natural environment, ranging from the remote Pennine uplands of the west, to the intensively farmed agricultural land to the habitat zones across the district.
Our vision for equality, diversity and inclusion
Our strength comes from recognising, respecting and valuing our differences across the community, and being proud of the people and places that make Kirklees special.
We are in a key phase of recovery, and inclusion is at the heart of this. We have all been affected by the pandemic in some way, navigating the same storm but in very different boats. The values of inclusion, kindness and pride are key to how we move on to create communities where people can be themselves, feel valued for the contribution they bring and in which we are proud to live and work.
Our Council Plan for 2021/23 sets out the priorities and values that shape our work.
Inclusion and Diversity Strategy
Our 2021/23 strategy: Recovery through Inclusion has four priority areas to assist the Council and its communities to continue to address inequalities and help facilitate pandemic recovery.
Inclusion and Diversity Annual Reports
We report annually on progress made against our inclusion and diversity outcomes, clearly stating the successes we've achieved and the lessons we still must learn.
Integrated Impact Assessments
Integrated Impact Assessments (IIA) helps us consider the actual or potential effects of our activities and decisions on people, the environment, and our communities.
Workforce Profiles and Equality Data
Keep up-to-date with the council's work on Inclusion by visiting Kirklees Together: Inclusion
The Pay Policy Statement meets the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 (sections 38 to 43), and covers the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. It covers a number of matters concerning the pay of the authority's staff, principally Chief Officers. This policy statement does not cover or include school staff and is not required to do so.
This whistleblowing policy is designed for Kirklees Council employees. But we will investigate any complaints made by employees of partner organisations, contractors and suppliers, services users, or anyone else, using the principles of this policy.
The council's whistleblowing policy is independent and confidential. It can be anonymous if you wish. We will make sure that you will not be victimised or suffer disadvantage if you report your genuine concerns.