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 Invertebrates (May-September); and  Invasive species mapping (May-October). 3.3.3.3 Outcomes A level of information sufficient to inform maintenance of the existing biodiversity value of the site. 3.3.4 Threat 2 Fragmentation. Fragmentation of populations of fauna and flora occurs as development spreads around and between them. Connectivity of habitats is necessary for the movement and reproduction of species to prevent isolation and local species extinction. This Priority Area is a key link in the river corridor connecting wildlife within Whitehill Bordon Eco-town with the wider countryside in and around the upstream river valley.

3.3.5 Threat 3 Disturbance Greenspaces close to housing are vulnerable to the detrimental impact of cats and dogs on the local wildlife, as well as the dumping of general litter and garden rubbish particularly when it contains non-native species. 3.3.5.1 Sensitivity Level As a new Priority Area the features of importance and levels of sensitivity are yet to be defined. No SINCs or particularly sensitive features are known to be present, therefore the sensitivity level is considered to be low. 3.3.5.2 Objective Ensure policies are in place to minimise disturbance.

3.3.4.1 Objective Maintenance and enhancement of wildlife connectivity through the Priority Area.

3.3.5.3 Actions The dumping of garden and other rubbish is illegal and should be addressed by encouraging individuals, local community groups and local businesses to take action to conserve natural resources and take responsibility for biodiversity.

3.3.4.2 Actions Maintain and enhance the river corridor. Ensure any management actions initiated within and adjacent to the Priority Area do not inhibit movement of fauna or flora through the existing greenspace.

3.3.5.4 Outcomes Disturbance of the river corridor greenspace is minimised and the biodiversity value is maintained.

3.3.4.3 Outcomes Greenspaces throughout the town are connected by the maintenance of ecological networks and the potential for species retention and dispersal is increased.

3.3.6 Threat 4 Lack of Management Some areas are becoming overgrown, which will degrade the habitat for the priority species. There has been no management of the site and invasive non-native species are present at exclude native species.

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Green Infrastructure Strategy

Green Infrastructure Strategy  

Whitehill Bordon Eco-town Green Infrastructure Strategy

Green Infrastructure Strategy  

Whitehill Bordon Eco-town Green Infrastructure Strategy

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