The London Habitat Suitability maps provide a visual overview of the BAP habitat suitability dataset. They help identify areas which would give the best benefit to biodiversity, if used to create nine BAP priority habitats in London.
The maps identify areas where existing habitat could be expanded without negatively affecting other important habitats. They also identify areas that are ecologically suitable for the creation of new habitat.
Only ecological criteria have been taken into account in defining these areas. The maps do not take account of factors such as land use, ownership and management, which will in practice affect the feasibility of restoring or creating habitats in the areas identified.
The maps are based on a data model produced and hosted by GiGL for the London Biodiversity Partnership’s Regional Delivery Framework.
Regional dot maps and spreadsheets are available to download below.
Download guidance for interpreting the maps here.