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A habitat is a place in which a particular plant or animal lives. It is often used in the wider sense referring to major assemblages (a group of species found in the same location) of plants and animals found together. Ref Home Quality Mark One, Technical Manual SD239, England, Scotland & Wales, published by BRE in 2018

A habitat survey is an ecological assessment method which evaluates the existing ecological value of a site and identifies any ecological constraints to a proposed development. For more information see: Habitat survey.

The Habitat Suitability Index is a numerical index providing an evaluation of habitat quality and quantity for a particular species, where a value of one represents optimum habitat and a value of zero represents a habitat of no value.

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