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Special Areas of Conservation

Rochdale Canal

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Greater Manchester
Centroid* SD893038
Latitude 53.53055556
Longitude -2.161111111
SAC EU Code UK0030266
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 24.86
* 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 Rochdale Canal SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (90%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (10%)

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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

    Rochdale Canal supports a significant population of floating water-plantain Luronium natans in a botanically diverse waterplant community which also holds a wide range of pondweeds Potamogeton spp. The canal has predominantly mesotrophic water. This population of Luronium is representative of the formerly more widespread canal populations of north-west England.

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

  • Not Applicable

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