Ref: CSFF110006

Lead: Simon Smart,

Group members: 18

Length of agreement: 5

Area of group (Hectares): 7534

From the CS statement of priorities for Berkshire and Marlborough Downs, we will deliver the following:

Priority habitats (including SSSI, NNR and SAC):

  • Lowland calcareous grassland
  • Ancient and native woodland
  • Riparian habitats associated with priority rivers
  • Arable field margins

Priority species:

  • Corn bunting
  • Lapwing
  • Stone Curlew
  • Marsh Fritillary
  • Duke of Burgundy
  • Wart biter
  • Bechstein’ s bat
  • Shepherd’s needle
  • Juniper
  • Spotted flycatcher
  • Marsh tit
  • Lesser-spotted flycatcher
  • Arable plant assemblage

The Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package

Water quality:

Phosphate, groundwater and river nitrate, sediment priorities within the Kennet and Hampshire Avon Catchment groundwater drinking water sources near Shepherds Shore affected by nitrate.

Flood risk management:

Flood risk management within the Upper Hampshire Avon catchment and tributaries.