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2.3.1 Threat 1 Disturbance 2.3.1.1 Sensitivity Level Hogmoor Inclosure is a moderately sensitive site designated as a SINC. The site supports significant areas of UKBAP Habitat. This includes 4% remnant lowland heathland habitat (H2 Calluna vulgaris-Ulex minor heath), 2% lowland dry acid grassland (U1 Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Rumex acetosella grassland) and ponds. The inclosure also supports 2% valley mire (M25 Molinia caerulea-Potentilla erecta mire) and recent semi-natural woodland (W10 Quercus robur-Pteridium aquilinum-Rubus fruticosus woodland). Sand sedge Carex arenaria, which is rare in North Hampshire, is present on the western edge of the inclosure. The site also supports large populations of slow worm Anguis fragilis and common toad Bufo bufo. BAP/Notable Species records provided from recent surveys by HBIC and Jonathan Cox Associates, and that are additional to those in the WOW BAP are:  Silver-washed fritillary Argynnis paphia, Hampshire BAP Species;  Sand sedge Carex arenaria, North Hampshire Rare (VC 12);  Song thrush Turdus philomelos, UK BAP Species, Birds of Conservation Concern Red List;  Dunnock Prunella modularis, UK BAP Species, Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List; and  Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula, UK BAP Species, Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List.

2.3.1.2 Additional Action Text Access should be controlled to minimise damage by high pressure of leisure use to sensitive habitats such as wetlands. Tree removal and heathland restoration should be designed to maintain tranquillity while encouraging controlled use of the site for activities such as dog-walking. 2.3.2 Threat 3 Lack of Information Recent surveys undertaken in this Priority Area are:  Breeding Birds (Jonathan Cox Associates, 2010);  Vegetation (HBIC, 2010b);  Amphibians (GVA Grimley, 2008a);  Dormouse (GVA Grimley, 2008b);  Reptiles (GVA Grimley, 2008c); and  Terrestrial Invertebrates (GVA Grimley, 2008d). 2.3.2.1 Additional Action text Further surveys should be timed to inform Phase 2 of the eco-town development 2015-2019. As a priority these should include:  Bat activity (May-September);  Repeat survey of all the above within 10 years of previous survey.

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