BROAD HABITAT TYPE  HABITAT TYPE  DISTINCTIVENESS/  “RARITY” TIER
 Cropland
 Arable field margins cultivated annually  Medium
 Arable field margins game bird mix  Medium
 Arable field margins pollen & nectar  Medium
 Arable field margins tussocky  Medium
 Cereal crops  Low
 Cereal crops other  Low
 Winter stubble  Low
 Horticulture  Low
 Intensive orchards  Low
 Non-cereal crops  Low
 Temporary grass and clover leys  Low
 Grassland
   Traditional orchards  High
 Bracken  Low
 Floodplain Wetland Mosaic  + CFGM  High
 Lowland calcareous grassland  High
 Lowland dry acid grassland  Very High
 Lowland meadows  Very High
 Modified grassland  Low
 Other lowland acid grassland  Medium
 Other neutral grassland  Medium
 Tall herb communities (H6430)  High
 Upland acid grassland  Medium
 Upland calcareous grassland  High
 Upland hay meadows  Very High
 Heathland and shrub
 Blackthorn scrub  Medium
 Bramble scrub  Medium
 Gorse scrub  Medium
 Hawthorn scrub  Medium
 Hazel scrub  Medium
 Lowland Heathland  High
 Mixed scrub  Medium
 Mountain heaths and willow scrub  Very High
 Rhododendron scrub  Low
Dune with Sea buckthorn (H2160)  High
Other Sea buckthorn scrub  Low
 Upland Heathland  High
Willow Scrub Medium
 Lakes
 Aquifer fed naturally fluctuating water bodies  Low
 Ornamental lake or pond  High
 High alkalinity lakes  High
 Low alkalinity lakes  High
 Marl Lakes  High
 Moderate alkalinity lakes  High
 Peat Lakes  High
 Ponds (Priority Habitat)  High
 Ponds (Non- Priority Habitat)  Medium
 Reservoirs  Medium
 Temporary lakes, ponds and pools (H3170)  High
 Sparsely vegetated land
 Calaminarian grasslands  Very High
 Coastal sand dunes  High
 Coastal vegetated shingle  High
 Ruderal/Ephemeral  Low
 Inland rock outcrop and scree habitats  High
 Limestone pavement  Very High
 Maritime cliff and slopes  High
 Other inland rock and scree  Medium
Tall Forbs Low
 Urban
 Allotments  Low
 Artificial unvegetated, unsealed surface  Very Low
 Bioswale  Low
 Brown roof  Low
 Built linear features  Very Low
 Cemeteries and churchyards  Medium
 Developed land; sealed surface  Very Low
 Extensive green roof  Low
 Facade-bound green wall  Low
 Ground based green wall  Low
 Ground level planters  Low
 Intensive green roof  Medium
 Introduced shrub Low
 Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land High
 Rain garden  Low
 Sand pit quarry or open cast mine  Low
 Urban Tree Medium
 Sustainable drainage system Low
 Un-vegetated garden Very Low
 Vacant/derelict land Low
Bareground Low
 Vegetated garden Low
 Wetland
 Blanket bog  Very High
 Depressions on Peat substrates (H7150)  Very High
 Fens (upland and lowland)  Very High
 Lowland raised bog  Very High
 Oceanic Valley Mire  Very High
 Purple moor grass and rush pastures  Very High
 Reedbeds  High
 Transition mires and quaking bogs  Very High
 Woodland and forest
 Felled  High
 Lowland beech and yew woodland  High
 Lowland mixed deciduous woodland  High
 Native pine woodlands  High
 Other coniferous woodland  Low
 Other Scot’s Pine woodland  Medium
 Other woodland; broadleaved  Medium
 Other woodland; mixed  Medium
 Upland birchwoods  High
 Upland mixed ashwoods  High
 Upland oakwood  High
 Wet woodland  High
 Wood-pasture and parkland  Very High
Individual Trees
 Rural Trees  Medium
Urban Trees Medium
 Coastal lagoons
 Coastal lagoons  High
 Rocky shore
 High energy littoral rock  High
 High energy littoral rock – on peat, clay or chalk  Very High
 Moderate energy littoral rock  High
 Moderate energy littoral rock – on peat, clay or chalk  Very High
 Low energy littoral rock  High
 Low energy littoral rock – on peat, clay or chalk  Very High
 Features of littoral rock  High
 Features of littoral rock – on peat, clay or chalk  Very High
Watercourse footprint
Watercourse footprint Very Low
 Coastal saltmarsh
 Saltmarshes and saline reedbeds  High
 Artificial saltmarshes and saline reedbeds  Very High
 Intertidal sediment
 Littoral coarse sediment  Medium
 Littoral mud  High
 Littoral mixed sediments  High
 Littoral seagrass  High
 Littoral seagrass on peat, clay or chalk  Very High
 Littoral biogenic reefs – Mussels  High
 Littoral biogenic reefs – Sabellaria  High
 Features of littoral sediment  High
 Artificial littoral coarse sediment  Low
 Artificial littoral mud  Low
 Artificial littoral sand  Low
 Artificial littoral muddy sand  Low
 Artificial littoral mixed sediments  Low
 Artificial littoral seagrass  Low
 Artificial littoral biogenic reefs  Low
 Littoral sand  Medium
 Littoral muddy sand  High
 Intertidal Hard Structures
 Artificial hard structures  Low
 Artificial features of hard structures  Low
 Artificial hard structures with Integrated Greening of Grey Infrastructure (IGGI)  High
 Hedgerows
 Native Species Rich Hedgerow with trees – Associated with bank or ditch  Very High
 Native Species Rich Hedgerow with trees  High
 Native Species Rich Hedgerow – Associated with bank or ditch  High
 Native Hedgerow with trees – Associated with bank or ditch  High
 Native Species Rich Hedgerow  Medium
 Native Hedgerow – Associated with bank or ditch  Medium
 Native Hedgerow with trees  Medium
 Line of Trees (Ecologically Valuable)  Medium
 Line of Trees (Ecologically Valuable) – with Bank or Ditch  Medium
 Native Hedgerow  Low
Line of Trees  Low
Line of Trees – Associated with bank or ditch  Low
Hedge Ornamental Non Native  Very Low