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Special Areas of Conservation

Lyppard Grange Ponds

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Centroid* SO879556
Latitude 52.19805556
Longitude -2.176944444
SAC EU Code UK0030198
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 1.09
* 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 Lyppard Grange Ponds SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (8%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (22%)
  • Improved grassland (70%)

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, on the outskirts of Worcester, is set amongst a recent housing development on former pastoral farmland. The ponds are associated with good-quality terrestrial habitats, and are a remnant of a formerly more widespread newt habitat when large numbers of ponds were maintained for agricultural purposes.

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

  • Not Applicable

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