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Special Areas of Conservation

Peter's Pit

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Kent
Centroid* TQ717628
Latitude 51.33777778
Longitude 0.465555556
SAC EU Code UK0030237
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 28.91
* 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 Peter's Pit SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (2.8%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (28.3%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (41.8%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (27.1%)

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

    Peter’s Pit is an old chalk quarry situated in the North Downs in north Kent, with large ponds situated amongst grassland, scrub and woodland. The ponds have widely fluctuating water levels and large great crested newt Triturus cristatus populations have been recorded breeding here.

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

  • Not Applicable

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