Parkgate Down

Site details

UK map showing location of Parkgate Down Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Parkgate Down SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

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". Parkgate Down is situated on the chalk of the North Downs and consists largely of NVC type CG4 Brachypodium pinnatum grassland. The site contains an outstanding assemblage of orchids including the nationally rare monkey orchid Orchis simia and late spider orchid Ophrys fuciflora together with the nationally scarce musk orchid Herminium monorchis and lady orchid Orchis purpurea.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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