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
|6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae)|
|Drostre Bank is selected for its species-rich example of the typical form of Molinia caerulea – Cirsium dissectum fen-meadow (M24b). This vegetation is particularly well-characterised, having a high frequency of mildly base-demanding species, such as tawny sedge Carex hostiana, flea sedge C. pulicaris, quaking-grass Briza media and marsh valerian Valeriana dioica. There are well-displayed transitions to a floristically related form of rush-pasture, as well as to base-rich flush and wet woodland.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) * Priority feature|
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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