Mapping Environmental Assets in Mid and East Antrim

Project description: 

This is a report produced by the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. It provides members with an overview of the existing environmental assets in the Borough, and how these assets are currently protected. The report is split into three sections and focuses on the environmental assets provided through: Natural Heritage, Archaeology and Built Heritage, and Landscape. For each of these sections, the report outlines: areas of importance, what ecosystem services are provided by these areas, and what legislation and policy is currently in place to protect ecosystem services. This report is part of a suite of reports designed to support Antrim’s Local Development plan, which aims to protect natural heritage, built heritage and landscape. Maps are provided, visualising: sites of nature conservation importance in the Borough; location of historic sites and monuments; and Landscape maps including areas of high scenic value.

Organisations involved: 

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

Scale of project: 
Mid & East Antrim Borough, Northern Ireland
Special purposes of project: 
Map ecosystem services

Which ecosystem services were focused on?: 

  • Sense of place/heritage
  • Education
  • Health and well-being
  • Recreation/tourism
  • Crops, livestock, fish
  • Energy
Habitats mapped for ecosystem services: 
Coastal margins
Enclosed farmland
Freshwater, wetlands and floodplains
Mountains, moors and heaths
Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
Chief Executive's Office, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, The Braid, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ
0300 124 5000