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
|9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli|
|At Blean in south-east England, hornbeam Carpinus betulus coppice occurs interspersed with pedunculate oak Quercus robur stands and introduced sweet chestnut Castanea sativa. Great wood-rush Luzula sylvatica is locally dominant in the woodland, and the characteristic greater stitchwort Stellaria holostea is found in more open patches. The stands have traditionally been managed as coppice, and are one of the British strongholds for the heath fritillary butterfly Mellicta athalea.|
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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