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Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve The Site Primary Purpose:

Local Nature Reserve

Landscape Character

Wet woodland, river corridor, meadow

Ecological Designations/Value

Local Nature Reserve, SINC

Community Facilities/Value

Educational resource, recreational asset, car parking, interpretation, conservation/ volunteering

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Photographs of Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve

Ecology Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve (LNR) includes the valley of the Deadwater stream, Alexandra Park and Walldown Enclosures Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM). The valley is predominantly a deciduous woodland with pines in the west. Conifers dominate Alexandra Park and Walldown Enclosure. Along the Deadwater stream escaped bamboo is dominant in the understorey. The Deadwater Stream has natural banks and bed with bank-side trees and underwater roots. Other habitats present are dry heathland remnants, ponds and a marshy pasture in the south which is designated an ancient meadow.

Stakeholder Comments  Considered a valuable asset;  Managed as a local nature reserve;  Should form a shared heart to be used by both Whitehill Bordon and Lindford;  Need to look at corridor beyond the strategy area for connections;  Buffer zones and access to the corridor will depend on amount of space available;  Balance of wildlife and access;  Develop as an educational resource linked to community centre and farm/country park;  Water Framework Directive will need to be considered – more species diversity, allowing natural processes, making space for water;  River banks and adjacent spaces will be important in managing wildlife and access;  Areas for wet woodland, reed beds and other habitat diversity;

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Whitehill Bordon Eco-town Green Infrastructure Strategy

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Whitehill Bordon Eco-town Green Infrastructure Strategy

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