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Chilmark Quarries

Site Details

Country England
Unitary Authority Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Centroid* ST974310
Latitude 51.07833333
Longitude -2.036388889
SAC EU Code UK0016373
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation
Area (ha) 10.16

* 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 Chilmark Quarries SAC

General Site Character

Mixed woodland (95%)
Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (5%)

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

Not Applicable

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

1304 Greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum

This complex of abandoned stone mines provides suitable hibernation conditions for a range of bat species and has a long history of usage by greater horseshoe bats Rhinolophus ferrumequinum.

1308 Barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus

This complex of abandoned mines in central-southern England is regularly used by small numbers of barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus as a hibernation site. The site also contains an important assemblage of other bat species, including 1323 Bechstein’s bat Myotis bechsteinii, for which this site has also been selected, indicating that conditions at this site are particularly favourable for the survival of these bat species.

1323 Bechstein`s bat Myotis bechsteinii

This complex of abandoned mines in central-southern England, is regularly used as a hibernation site by small numbers of Bechstein’s bat Myotis bechsteinii. The site also contains a nationally important assemblage of other bats, including 1308 barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus, for which this site has also been selected, indicating that conditions are particularly favourable for the survival of these bat species.

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

1303 Lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros

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