The main findings of the desk study are that the parish supports habitats of principal importance including lowland mixed deciduous woodland, ponds, coastal floodplain grazing marsh and rivers (River Thames and associated canal). Records of protected species/species of conservation concern within the parish were obtained from the desk study and included hedgehogs, otter, bats and stag beetles. The habitats identified during the extended Phase 1 habitat surveys are scattered broadleaved trees, scattered scrub, broadleaved semi-natural woodland, tall ruderal, semi-improved grassland, improved grassland, arable, hedgerows, ephemeral/short perennial, buildings, bare ground, hard standing ponds and river/canal. Species of conservation concern were identified during the extended Phase 1 habitat surveys, including native black poplar, common toad, skylark, starling, house sparrow, linnet and yellowhammer. Many features which have the potential to support protected species were identified during the extended Phase 1 habitat surveys, including mature trees with cracks which could support roosting bats, long grass and compost heaps which could support reptiles and ponds which could support great crested newts and common toads.
Recommendations for further survey were made, including survey of habitats of principal importance identified during the desk study, a parish-wide survey of stag beetles and hedgehogs, and surveys for great crested newts, reptiles, breeding birds, roosting bats, water voles and otters. Suggestions for ecological enhancements were also made, including the creation of wildlife ponds, species-rich hedgerows, reptile hibernacula and wetland features.