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Special Areas of Conservation

Montgomery Canal

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority East Wales
Centroid* SJ245100
Latitude 52.6825
Longitude -3.1156
SAC EU Code UK0030213
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 51.46
* 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 Montgomery Canal SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (73.6%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (2.4%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (21.6%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (2.4%)

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

  • 1831 Floating water-plantain Luronium natans

    This is the largest and the most extensive population of floating water-plantain Luronium natans in Britain and is a highly significant lowland population. In favourable management conditions the species can be dominant over kilometre lengths of canal, carpeting the shallow bed and flowering and setting seed in abundance. This is a semi-natural population, having colonised from drift material or seed but needing periodic human disturbance for continued growth; in this respect the canal is a substitute for the species’ former slow-moving, mesotrophic river niche, which has been largely destroyed in lowland Britain.

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

  • Not Applicable

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