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
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
|1831 Floating water-plantain Luronium natans|
|This is the largest and the most extensive population of floating water-plantain Luronium natans in Britain and is a highly significant lowland population. In favourable management conditions the species can be dominant over kilometre lengths of canal, carpeting the shallow bed and flowering and setting seed in abundance. This is a semi-natural population, having colonised from drift material or seed but needing periodic human disturbance for continued growth; in this respect the canal is a substitute for the speciesí former slow-moving, mesotrophic river niche, which has been largely destroyed in lowland Britain.|
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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