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Special Areas of Conservation

Crookhill Brick Pit

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Dorset and Somerset
Centroid* SY643797
Latitude 50.61638889
Longitude -2.504444444
SAC EU Code UK0030349
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 4.64
* 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 Crookhill Brick Pit SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (5%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (50%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (35%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (10%)

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

    Crookhill Brickpit is a disused brickpit which has important geological features (exposure of Lower and Middle Oxford Clay). The site contains several ponds that support S1166 Great crested newts Triturus cristatus, including one pond which has been recorded to have one of the highest counts of the species in Dorset. The site also contains a variety of habitats used by the great crested newt in the terrestrial phase, including grassland, scrub and quarry spoil. The newer ponds were created as part of a mitigation project for the construction of a waste transfer station.

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

  • Not Applicable

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