Built-Up Areas & Gardens

Built-Up Areas & Gardens -

Built-up areas & gardens is the term given to urban and rural settlements, caravan parks, farm buildings, industrial estates, retail parks, waste and derelict land, urban parkland, transport infrastructure, domestic gardens, allotments, churchyards and cemeteries. Their conservation importance lies as much in the opportunities that they provide for people to have close contact with wildlife as in the protection of scarce species.

Although this is a UK BAP broad habitat, the Kent Biodiversity Partnership has treated it as a local priority for action in Kent and has produced a dedicated Habitat Action Plan (HAP).

Link: UK BAP Conservation Statement

Associated Species:

Amphibians: great crested newt
Birds: song thrush, tree sparrow
Mammals: pipistrelle bat

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Associated Action Plan

Built-Up Areas & Gardens