The URBAN category is divided into the following levels:
Urban Artificial (ART)
This category includes all built up land that is covered in buildings, tarmac, concrete or other artificial material. Street lights, electric pylons and telephone poles are not recorded.
Urban Non-vegetated (NON)
This category includes all non-vegetated land that is within an urban boundary, whether a construction e.g. a fence as an arbitrary boundary e.g. around a quarry. Mostly these categories are the result of urban activity rather than agriculture e.g. quarries, excavation sites and non-tarmac car parks, but water bodies in urban areas are also included here with appropriate qualifiers.
Urban Vegetables (VEG)
This category includes land that is under vegetables and/or fruit trees within an urban area and includes, for example, allotments. These categories will rarely form over 400 m2 as a pure category and will mainly be recorded as combinations.
Urban Woody (TRE)
This category includes land that is over 30% tree/shrub habitats as defined by the description of urban above. It may form a small area around large houses, but will often be recorded as combinations.
Urban Herbaceous (GRA)
This category includes land that is within the urban definition and covers less than 30% woody vegetation. This will include mainly grass e.g. playing fields, lawns and recreation areas, but also includes other herbaceous life forms.