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Special Areas of Conservation

Bee's Nest and Green Clay Pits

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Centroid* SK240545
Latitude 53.08666667
Longitude -1.641388889
SAC EU Code UK0030087
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 14.7
* 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 Bee's Nest and Green Clay Pits SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (5%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (20%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (44%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (20%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (1%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (10%)

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

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 1166 Great crested newt Triturus cristatus

    The site encompasses a series of silica sand pits supporting a complex mosaic of acidic and calcareous grassland, with small areas of heathland communities. There are also areas of open water, flushes and communities of disturbed ground. Great crested newts Triturus cristatus occur in a number of ponds on site, which vary in size, profile and vegetation cover.

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

  • Not Applicable

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