The Greater Manchester RIGS Group operates the RIGS register from within the offices of the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit (GMEU). This dataset contains all current RIGS boundaries, including the name of each site, the relevant Local Authority and its defining features.
RIGS are non-statutory areas of substantive geological or geomorphological importance within the county of Greater Manchester. The RIGS system is designed to establish and highlight to planners, landowners and site managers where areas of high geodiversity interest occur so that appropriate decisions on planning applications, land use and land management can be made.
Full RIGS citations including information and descriptions of features of interest on each site can be obtained from GMRIGS Group if required.
This dataset is a copy of the master RIGS register for Greater Manchester, which is maintained by the GMRIGS Group as a MapInfo TAB file. This dataset is updated whenever a new site is designated, a site is de-designated or a boundary is altered.