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3.4.4.1 Objective Maintenance and enhancement of wildlife connectivity through the Priority Area. 3.4.4.2 Actions Maintain and enhance key wildlife corridor links to the north and south. Ensure any management actions initiated do not inhibit movement of fauna or flora through the existing greenspace. 3.4.4.3 Outcomes Greenspaces throughout the town are connected by the creation of ecological networks and the potential for species retention and dispersal is increased. 3.4.5 Threat 3 Disturbance Increased population and possible designation for use as alternative greenspace will lead to increased pressure on existing biodiversity. Leisure activities and the presence of dogs and cats can have a detrimental impact on the local wildlife. 3.4.5.1 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. BAP/Notable Species records provided by HBIC and Jonathan Cox Associates, and additional to those in the WOW BAP are:  Corn spurrey Spergula arvensis, IUCN (2001) vulnerable.  Song thrush Turdus philomelos, UK BAP Species, Birds of Conservation Concern Red List;  Lesser spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos minor, UK BAP

Species, Birds of Conservation Concern Red List; and  Dunnock Prunella modularis, UK BAP Species, Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List. 3.4.5.2 Objective Ensure policies are in place to minimise disturbance. 3.4.5.3 Actions Disturbance by dogs should be controlled by appropriate fencing of footpaths near woodland features. New public routes through this Priority Area should be clearly marked to avoid disturbance over the wider area. Any visitor centre or other community facilities should avoid excessive lighting. The rural, agricultural character of the site should be maintained and access controlled accordingly. 3.4.5.4 Outcomes Disturbance of greenspaces is minimised and biodiversity is maintained. 3.4.6 Threat 4 Development Increased population and possible designation for use as alternative greenspace may lead to construction of leisure infrastructure at this greenfield site. At present it is farmland, providing grazing for cattle and growing arable crops. Loss of habitats will lead to a loss of associated species. 3.4.6.1 Objective Ensure that any new development in the site is designed to create a net benefit for wildlife and the environment.

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