London and Kingston Biodiversity Action Plan

KINGSTON BIODIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

Green Spaces Strategy
The 2014-18 update of Green Spaces Strategy will incorporate two embryonic Habitat Action Plans:

  • Standing Open Water HAP
  • Woodland HAP

More about this on the Kingston Biodiversity Network website http://www.kbn.uk.com/news/green-spaces/

Biodiversity Action Plan 
5.2 Kingston Council has produced the first stage of its Local biodiversity Action Plan in partnership with members of the local community. The plan was adopted by the Executive Committee in August 2004, and will become one of the core policies in the emerging Local Development Framework. To date the partnership has prioritized two Habitat Action Plans and two species Action Plans. They are: Species Rich Hedgerows and Green Lanes, Open Standing Water, Water Vole and Farmland Birds.(Tolworth Court Farm Management Plan, Kingston Council)
In the absence of a fully operational Local Biodiversity Action Plan most boroughs defer to the Mayors London Plan

Priority Habitats for our region are:

  1. Acid Grassland
  2. chalk grassland
  3. heathland
  4. parks and urban spaces
  5. private gardens 
  6. reedbeds
  7. rivers and streams
  8. standing water
  9. tidal Thames
  10. wasteland
  11.  woodland
other important habitats.
  1. built environment
  2. meadows and pastures
  3. fen, marsh and swamp
  4. old landscapes with ancient trees
For more on London's Priority Habitats and Species see:
London Biodiversity Partnership

For more on National Biodiversity Partnerships and Projects see http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/ to download the latest edition of Biodiversity News.

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