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Special Areas of Conservation

Kirk Deighton

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority North Yorkshire
Centroid* SE396501
Latitude 53.94527778
Longitude -1.396388889
SAC EU Code UK0030178
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 3.99
* 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 Kirk Deighton SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (3%)
  • Improved grassland (95%)
  • Non-forest areas cultivated with woody plants (including Orchards, groves, Vineyards, Dehesas) (2%)

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

    Great crested newts Triturus cristatus breed in a large pond set in a depression in grazed pasture. This main breeding pond has a water level that fluctuates widely, sometimes leading to pond desiccation. As a result, there is relatively little aquatic vegetation but egg-laying occurs and recruitment is successful intermittently; however, a large population is present, demonstrating this species’ ability to thrive in temporary pond sites. Newts range across an area comprising pasture with old hedgerows.

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

  • Not Applicable

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