Restoring Nature in Brighton and Hove

Aims, Objective and Tracking Progress

🔸 Making greater efforts to protect and enhance the fabulous natural spaces and their respective inhabitants we have already and yet struggling to cling on to. 

🔸 This don't mean over-manicured 'parks'.

🔸 Getting Brighton and Hove City Council to respond to resident's communications. 

🔸 Encourage people converting their front gardens to leave strip for planting.

🔸 Benefit of having a pond.

🔸 Bird and Bat boxes.

🔸 Subsidised water butts.

🔸 identify 30% of the areas in Parks where nature conservation is given top priority

🔸 identify 30% of Brighton &  Hove Gardens where Biodiversity is given space to thrive

Evidence Base

Ha Habitat Type   

0.13     Estuary saline water

0.52   Standing open water and canals 

7.68     Brackish standing water with no sea connection

2.67   Other standing open water and canals

1.03       Open water (standing/running not specified)

    1670.81   Arable and horticulture

0.60     Traditional Orchard

20.67 Calcareous grassland

177.00 Lowland calcareous grassland (PHT)

101.29 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates

3353.89 Improved grassland

6.18 Neutral grassland

106.24 Other neutral grassland

        14.66   Grassland, possibly unimproved

   3.67 Saline lagoons (PHT)

  0.03 Transport corridors

586.76 Transport corridor without associated verges

189.02 Transport corridor associated verges only

35.17 Transport corridor with natural land surface

32.57 Littoral chalk (PHT)

3.12 Other littoral rock

2.78 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by sea water at low tide

34.39 Other littoral sediment

7.57 Unknown terrestrial vegetation

0.01 Undetermined young woodland

0.36 Artificial rock exposures and waste

4.18 Maritime cliff and slopes (PHT)

0.42 Boulders and rock above the high tide mark

0.80 Coastal vegetated shingle (PHT)

1.34 Perennial vegetation of stony banks

33.81 Other shingle above high tide mark

3.74 Unidentified habitat

2.77 Untranslatable habitat [data deficient]

1463.01 Built-up areas and gardens

25.91 Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

20.23 Mixed woodland

181.25 Scrub woodland

253.72 Broadleaved woodland

0.52 Coniferous woodland

Total 853 ha of semi-natural habitats, equivalent to just over 10% of the total area of the city = 8,267 ha.

PHT - undefined.  Likely to mean 'Priority Habitat Type'


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