Common Swift in Northamptonshire

The Common Swift Apus apus can be used as an identifier species to assess the effectivness of the Northamptonshire Biodiversity Action Plan in urban areas of Northamptonshire.

The Town and Country Planning System, together with current legislation and Government Strategies have a crucial role to play in influencing and conserving biodiversity in urban areas. The continuing expansion of urban development remains a key and significant threat to biodiversity in town and cities.

An appropriate Species Action Plan for the Common Swift Apus apus has been created by the North Lanarkshire Council.

Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire. UK
July 2006