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Special Areas of Conservation

Blean Complex

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Kent
Centroid* TR111603
Latitude 51.30194444
Longitude 1.028611111
SAC EU Code UK0013697
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 522.89
* 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 Blean Complex SAC

General site character

  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (100%)

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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

  • 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

  • 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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