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Special Areas of Conservation

St Austell Clay Pits

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Centroid* SX022549
Latitude 50.36
Longitude -4.781111111
SAC EU Code UK0030282
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 0.6
* 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 St Austell Clay Pits SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (50%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (50%)

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

  • 1390 Western rustwort Marsupella profunda

    This is one of three sites selected for western rustwort Marsupella profunda. St Austell Clay Pits is located in mid-Cornwall within china clay workings, and comprises three sub-sites.

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

  • Not Applicable

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