Lowland Mixed Broadleaved Woodland
Restore 30 ha; create 16 ha
Current resource (Kent Habitat Survey 2012)
153 ha UK BAP priority habitat
Lowland mixed deciduous woodland can have a hugely biodiverse canopy layer and ground flora and is a robust habitat with respect to future climates. Much of this woodland has been lost through clearfell and plantation planting. By 2025 an increase of 30% is desirable through a combination of restoration of conifer plantations on ancient woodland sites and new woodland creation. Agri-environment schemes are a key funding stream for this work but there may also be opportunities for woodland creation and restoration as a result of future development through mandatory net gain.