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What is a SANG?

The Bordon Inclosure SANG was the first of two SANG's delivered to support the delivery of new homes in Whitehill and Bordon.


A SANG can be any area of semi-natural habitat that has the required attributes to attract recreational visitors who would otherwise access European Protected Sites.  The effectiveness of the SANG as mitigation will depend upon the location and design.  These must be such that the SANG is more attractive than the Special Protection Area (SPA) to users of the kind that currently visit the SPA.


The outline requirements for an area of SANG are that it must be perceived by users as a 'natural' environment, with a variety of semi-natural habitats.  The majority of the paths should appear to have a natural service, even if constructed beneath, and the path network should provide a range of walks, with at least one circular walk of around 2.5km with easy access from a car park.  The SANG must also have safe pedestrian access from a variety of points, and feel safe to walk in.  It must be possible to let dogs off the lead over at least a substantial part of the area, throughout most of the year.  Importantly, the SANG should be delivered in advance of residents occupying new homes.

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