RIGS are Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites. They do not have the same status as SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) which are selected for their national importance and have some statutory protection against development and potentially damaging operations.
The group has selected Regionally Important Geological Sites in East Yorkshire ,
based on a set of criteria which identified them for their
research, educational, historical or geomorphological importance.
The list of sites has been given to the local councils and they have given them a special status in their development plans. Click here to view photos of some of these sites .