Ref: CSFF070014

Lead: Paul Esrich,

Group members: 6

Length of agreement: 3

Area of group (Hectares): 3064

Establishing and managing buffer and riparian strips and hedgerow planting and restoration within the Teme and Leadon catchments to enhance landscape character, protect the historic environment and improve habitat connectivity. This will benefit lesser and greater horseshoe bats. Woodland planting will buffer and link existing semi-natural habitats to reduce diffuse pollution and alleviate flooding.

Enhancing and expanding woodland in locations where well-managed woodlands benefit landscape character, biodiversity, water quality and flood risk, including climate change adaptation and resilience. We will look for opportunities to revert PAWS to broadleaf woodland, buffer woodland SSSIs and deliver improved woodland management. This will benefit lesser and greater horseshoe bats and woodland bird assemblages.

Creating and expanding permanent low-intensity and species-rich and calcareous grassland where it will increase habitat connectivity, protect historical features, enhance landscape character, benefit water quality and reduce flood risk. This will support and buffer grassland SSSIs and enable greater soil conservation as well as benefit a range of invertebrates.

Restoring and enhancing wood pasture and parkland will contribute to the preservation of the historic environment, improve habitat connectivity and support good SSSI status and landscape character and support veteran tree longevity. Lesser and greater horseshoe bat and woodland assemblage birds will benefit from provision of additional habitat.

Enhancing, expanding and restoring traditional orchards will increase core habitat connectivity, support historic landscape character and directly increase habitat for orchard specialist species including noble chafer and mistletoe marble moth and supporting habitat for woodland assemblage bird species and lesser and greater horseshoe bats.