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Special Areas of Conservation

Denby Grange Colliery Ponds

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority West Yorkshire
Centroid* SE271153
Latitude 53.63361111
Longitude -1.590555556
SAC EU Code UK0030036
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 18.34
* 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 Denby Grange Colliery Ponds SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (5%)
  • Improved grassland (12%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (75%)
  • Coniferous woodland (5%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (3%)

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

  • 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

  • 1166 Great crested newt Triturus cristatus

    This waterbody in north-east England, created by coal-mining activity, has consistently yielded high counts of great crested newt Triturus cristatus in recent years. The pond is surrounded by wooded slopes, with adjacent anthropogenic habitat associated with the previous mining activities. A large new pond was created recently to help support the population, which was previously reliant on a single breeding site.

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

  • Not Applicable

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