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Potentially Damaging Acts

  1. Cultivation, including ploughing, rotovating, harrowing, and re-seeding.
  2. The introduction of grazing and changes in the grazing regime.
  3. The introduction of stock feeding and changes in stock feeding practice.
  4. The introduction of mowing and changes in the mowing or cutting regime.
  5. Application of manure, fertilisers and lime.
  6. Application of pesticides, including herbicides (weedkillers).
  7. Dumping, spreading or discharge of any materials.
  8. Burning.
  9. The release into the site of any wild, feral or domestic animal*, plant or seed.
  10. The killing or removal of any wild animal*, including pest control.
  11. The destruction, displacement, removal or cutting of any plant or plant remains, including tree, shrub, herb, hedge, dead or decaying wood, moss, lichen, fungus, leaf-mould, turf etc.
  12. Tree and/or woodland management+.
  13. Drainage, including the use of mole, tile, tunnel or artificial drains.
  14. Modification of the structure of watercourses (e.g. streams, springs, ditches), including their banks and beds, as by re-alignment, re-grading and dredging.
  15. The changing of water levels and tables and water utilisation, including irrigation, storage and abstraction from existing water bodies and through boreholes.
  16. Infilling of ditches, drains, ponds, pools or pits.
  17. Extraction of minerals, including sand and gravel, topsoil, subsoil, chalk, lime and spoil.
  18. Construction, removal or destruction of roads, tracks, walls, fences, hardstands, banks, ditches or other earthworks, or the laying, maintenance or removal of pipelines and cables, above or below ground.
  19. Storage of materials.
  20. Erection of permanent or temporary structures, or the undertaking of engineering works, including drilling.
  21. Use of vehicles or craft likely to damage or disturb features of interest.
  22. Recreational or other activities likely to damage features of interest.
  23. Game management and hunting practices.
* Ďanimalí includes any mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, fish or invertebrate.

+ including afforestation, planting, clear and selective felling, thinning, coppicing, modification of the stand or underwood, changes in species composition, cessation of management.

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