|Unitary Authority||Hampshire and Isle of Wight|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030334|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation|
* 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.
General Site Character
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (80%)
Coniferous woodland (20%)
Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF, < 100kb)
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
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
1308 Barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus
The Mottisfont woodland supports an important population of the rare barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus. It is one of only six known maternity sites in the UK (2002 data) and the only one in Hampshire. Mottisfont contains a mix of woodland types including hazel coppice with standards, broadleaved plantation and coniferous plantation which the bats use for breeding, roosting, commuting and feeding.
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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