The Thames Basin Heath SPA is home to three rare species of ground nesting birds - the Dartford Warbler, Skylark and Woodlark.
In order to protect these, the Government designated the 'Thames Basin Heath' as a special protection area (SPA) under the EC Birds Directive. A series of mitigation zones have been established around the SPA to protect it against the impact of new development (e.g. the potential for more visitors to the heartland).
The first zone is drawn at 5km from the SPA and the other at 7km. Parts of the Wokingham Borough lie within these zones. A map of these areas can be found on the right hand-side of this page. For a more detailed search on your property, you can use the Council's interactive mapping system.