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
|6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites)|
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
|1654 Early gentian Gentianella anglica|
|Grimsthorpe is the most northerly outpost for early gentian Gentianella anglica, with 2–3 colonies totalling several hundred plants in old oolitic limestone quarries.|
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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