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
|5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands|
|Aston Rowant represents Juniperus communis formations near the northern edge of the habitatís range on the chalk of southern England where it is rare and declining. The juniper population has been estimated to be between 1,000 and 2,000 individuals of various age-classes. It is one of the best remaining examples in the UK of lowland juniper scrub on chalk.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests|
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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