Halkyn Mountain Sustainable Management Schedule
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to note a collaborative
initiative at Halkyn Mountain and support the grant application to Welsh
Government’s sustainable management scheme.
The purpose of the sustainable management scheme is to support collaborative
landscape scale projects to improve the resilience of our natural resources and
ecosystems in a way that also delivers benefits to farm businesses and rural
Following a successful expression of interest, Welsh Government has invited an
application for Halkyn Mountain Common.
Halkyn Mountain is a unique 2000 acre common, designated a Special Area of
Conservation (SAC), for its wide range of habitats. It has been grazed for
centuries and has been heavily mined for lead, leaving fascinating industrial
remains strewn across the open landscape. Management of the mountain is
challenging. Recreational pressures, dogs and traffic have contributed to the
decline in the number of animals put out to graze which leads to significant
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Countryside,
Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:
“Since 2008, when a strategy was devised for Halkyn Mountain and a vision
formed to not only conserve the outstanding cultural heritage, but also ensure
the common is effectively grazed to fulfil its ecological potential, the
Council, along with other organisations, has been working to make this vision a
“This exciting project will put us on the right path to achieving that vision.
Submission deadline for the grant application is 1 September and the proposed
scheme will run from 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2021.”