Habitat Atlas - Builtup Land
Built up areas and gardens
- BAP Broad habitat category Built up areas and gardens
This broad habitat type covers urban and rural settlements, farm buildings, caravan parks and other man-made built structures such as industrial estates, retail parks, waste and derelict ground, urban parkland and urban transport infrastructure. It also includes domestic gardens and allotments.
Total Area in County
Obviously this habitat is concentrated around the main towns in the county, the major areas being (north to south):
- Stoke and Newcastle (SJ84, SJ85 & SJ94)
- Stafford (SJ92)
- Burton-upon-Trent (SK22)
- Cannock (SJ91)
- Tamworth (SK20)
Despite the urban areas being considered 'deserts', these areas are important for the familiar garden birds, which are often supported by artificial feeding in bad winters in urban and suburban gardens.
- Jackson D.L. (2000) Guidance on the interpretation of the Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (terrestrial and freshwater types): Definitions and the relationship with other classifications JNCC Report 307 jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-2433
- 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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