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Habitat Atlas - Arable Land

Arable and Horticultural Land



  • BAP Broad habitat category Arable and horticultural

Total Area in County


In Staffordshire, arable land is very clearly a southern habitat, with the majority of arable land south of Stoke-on-Trent, with relatively few gaps.

Arable land is relatively species poor, but does support populations of a number of our BAP species, notably lapwing, brown hare and seed-eating birds.

Arable land is the commonest habitat in the county, comprising almost 37% of the known habitat mapped so far.



  1. This figure is based upon the SWT/SER habitat mapping which presently only covers 50% of the county so the figure is likely to be an under estimate, particularly for poor habitats, i.e. those not contained within Local Wildlife Sites

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