Haringey Council Biodiversity Audit

The brief

Haringey Council is seeking to protect and enhance its biodiversity value across the borough for the benefit of all those that live and work within it.  The council required a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) review together with a biodiversity audit to provide a robust evidence base for the local plan.

What did we do?

The project covered approximately 600 hectares of open space covering some 70 sites throughout the London borough. The habitats at each location were mapped using the UK Habitat Classification methodology. Each habitat parcel was then given a condition classification of poor, moderate or good using the Natural England Biodiversity Metric 3.0 methodology. This helped to determine the opportunities for habitat enhancements along with the risks of possible constraints, presence of invasive species and levels of accessibility.

What was the outcome for the client?

The work undertaken by MKA now provides the baseline for enhancement and improvement projects as well as future biodiversity monitoring.

The biodiversity metrics enables the borough to measure biodiversity change over time, allowing a measurement as well as predicting the effectiveness of their interventions, and where these might be best targeted.

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01763 262211 or email info@mkaecology.co.uk

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