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Special Areas of Conservation

Granllyn

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority East Wales
Centroid* SJ224117
Latitude 52.695
Longitude -3.150277778
SAC EU Code UK0030158
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 20.84
* 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 Granllyn SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (4.8%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (1.9%)
  • Improved grassland (85.1%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (3.9%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (4.3%)

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 site is centred around a glacial hollow or kettle-hole pool and a historic moat. The surrounding farmland is mostly pasture and rough grassland with good hedges and an area of planted broad-leaved woodland and natural willow scrub to provide suitable foraging habitat. The site is located in eastern Montgomeryshire at the centre of the Welsh distribution of great crested newt Triturus cristatus. This is the largest known population of the species in central Wales.

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

  • Not Applicable

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