Folkestone to Etchinghill Escarpment
When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.
Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
|6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites)|
|This site hosts the priority habitat type "orchid rich sites". This site consists of extensive CG4 Brachypodium pinnatum and CG5 Bromus erectus – Brachypodium pinnatum calcareous grasslands, together with smaller areas of short-turf CG2 Festuca ovina – Avenula pratensis grassland. The site contains an important assemblage of rare and scarce species, including early spider-orchid Ophrys sphegodes, late spider-orchid O. fuciflora and burnt orchid Orchis ustulata.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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