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Special Areas of Conservation

Kingley Vale

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Surrey, East and West Sussex
Centroid* SU824110
Latitude 50.89166667
Longitude -0.827777778
SAC EU Code UK0012767
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 200.94
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of Kingley Vale SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (25%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (30%)
  • Coniferous woodland (30%)
  • Mixed woodland (15%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

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

  • 91J0 Taxus baccata woods of the British Isles  * Priority feature

    Kingley Vale is one of the sites representing yew Taxus baccata woods on chalk, in the central southern part of its UK range. It has been selected primarily because of its size, as it is the largest area of yew woodland in Britain. It also shows excellent conservation of the full range of habitat structure and function.

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

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