Newham Fen

Site details

UK map showing location of Newham Fen Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Newham Fen 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

7230 Alkaline fens
Newham is important as a lowland short sedge fen in north-east England, a part of the UK in which Alkaline fens are rare. The site is an example of basin fen, developed from the hydroseral succession of a small lake. The main fen community is M13Schoenus nigricans Juncus subnodulosus mire and M9Carex rostrata Calliergon cuspidatum/giganteum mire, and there are transitions to S25Phragmites australis Eupatorium cannabinum tall-herb fen, MG1Arrhenatherum elatius grassland and W2Salix cinerea Betula pubescens Phragmites australis woodland. A number of rare species occur at this site, including narrow-leaved marsh-orchid Dactylorhiza traunsteineri, coralroot orchid Corallorhiza trifida, dark-leaved willow Salix myrsinifolia and round-leaved wintergreen Pyrola rotundifolia.

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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