Local Nature Reserves (LNRs)
There are five local nature reserves in Bromley.
Local Nature Reserve (LNR) status gives recognition to a site in terms of its value both for nature conservation and as an area enjoyed by the local community, and conveys a greater degree of protection.
We manage five Local Nature Reserves: Jubilee Country Park, Scadbury Park, High Elms Country Park, along with the 2 most recently designated - 'Darrick and Newstead Woods' and 'Hayes and Keston Common' LNRs.
Each of the LNRs has a regularly updated management plan, produced by the site manager. This provides guides the work carried out by the rangers, conservation volunteers and Friends Groups and ensures that different habitats, their characteristic species are managed for both biodiversity and local people.
The Local Nature Reserve (LNR) designation was created under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949, which, in addition to creating a series of National Parks, laid down guidelines for the designation of National Nature Reserves (NNRs), Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and Country Parks, in recognition of important landscape character, value to wildlife, geological interest, the public's enjoyment of the countryside or some combination of these features.