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Appendix 2

NATURE CONSERVATION SITES

IDENTIFIED IN POLICIES ENV9-ENV12

OS REF (TQ)
LOCAL PLAN SITE REF. NO.
SITE NAME AND LOCATION
SITE DESCRIPTION/COMMENT
STATUS

168 388

1

Auclaye

Clay pit yielding preserved insect bodies.

SSSI(GCR)

128 565

2

Bookham Common

London Clay with woodland, grass, scrub and water terrain supporting diversity of bird and invertebrate populations.

SSSI

176 383

3

Clockhouse Brickworks

Brick pit being an important exposure of Weald Clay with fossil remains.

SSSI(GCR)

182 603

4

Ashtead Common

London Clay terrain with habitats for breeding birds and invertebrates.

SSSI(NCR)

175 600

187 596

4a

Ashtead Common

London Clay terrain with habitats for breeding birds and invertebrates. NNR

SSSI(NCR)

227 407

5

Glovers Wood

Semi-natural broad-leaved woodland with rich ground flora.

SSSI(NCR)

122 495

6

Hackhurst and White Downs

Chalk escarpment with grassland, scrub SSSI(NCR) and woodland habitats.

LNR

125 455

123 434

145 440

7

Leith Hill

Variety of woodland habitats with diverse community of breeding birds and invertebrates.

SSSI

200 535

187 525

8

Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment

Contains the largest part of North Downs in Surrey which has remained relatively undisturbed. Includes outstanding wildlife habitats. It includes Dawcombe NSNR.

SSSI

185 520

155 540

180 533

8a

Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment

Contains the largest part of North Downs in Surrey which has remained relatively undisturbed. Includes outstanding wildlife habitats. Natural box scrub. River cliffs.

SSSI/cSAC(GCR)

143 510

9

Ranmore Common

Block of woodland, some ancient, on plateau of North Downs. Diverse community of breeding birds.

SSSI

111 372

10

Smokejack Clay Pit

Pit of lower Weald Clay group with important depositions and fossils.

SSSI(GCR)

156 392

11

Vann Lake and Ockley Woods

Botanically rich ancient woods with uncommon insects, community of breeding birds and population of dormice.

SSSI(NSNR)

229 501

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Reigate Heath#

Heath and grassland.

SSSI

106 492

12

Old Simms Copse, Abinger

Large ancient semi-natural woodland.*

pSNCI

112 378

13

Somersbury Wood, Nr Walliswood

Ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI/pSNCI

114 398

14

Drug Copse/Pond Gill, Nr Mayes Green

Ancient semi-natural woodland, good example of gill woodland.

SNCI

115 450

15

Pasture Wood, Holmbury St Mary

Large ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

118 403

16

Rewfield Copse, Nr Forest Green

Site not surveyed but good documentary evidence of ancient woodland and ancient woodland indicators.

SNCI/pSNCI

118 388

17

Walliswood West

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

119 376

18

Haines Copse, Nr Walliswood

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

119 410

19

Waterland Wood, Nr Forest Green

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

120 396

20

Pond Head, Mayes Green

Ancient semi-natural woodland. 30 indicator species mainly hornbeam/ash/maple.

SNCI

120 480

21

Deerleap Woods, Nr Wotton

Large ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

121 417

22

Mill Copse “2”, Nr Forest Green

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

120 420

23

Mill Copse “1”, Nr Forest Green

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

123 388

24

Fir Copse, Walliswood

Ancient semi-natural woodland. Good hornbeam coppice.

SNCI/pSNCI/ NSNR

123 466

25

Whitings Wood, Abinger Common

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

124 370

26

West Wood, Oakwoodhill

Good ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI

124 381

27

Kiln Copse, Walliswood

Good size ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI

125 363

28

Honeybush Copse, Nr Oakwoodhill

Ancient semi-natural woodland: hazel/hornbeam coppice.

SNCI

128 396

29

Fishfold Wood, Mayes Green

Ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI

128 415

30

Etherley Copse, Nr Forest Green

Large area of ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI/pSNCI

127 470

31

Old Park Hill, Wotton

Large ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

131 386

32

Chapel Copse, Oakwoodhill

Large ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI

131 458

33

Noons Copse, Nr Friday Street

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

131 486

34

Coomb Copse, Westcott

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

134 473

35

Rookery Woods/Sylvanus Woods, Nr Westcott

Large ancient semi-natural woodland.

pSNCI

133 399

36

Fishfold Farm Wood, Nr Walliswood

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

135 477

37

Hangar and Longmoor Wood, Nr Westcott

Diverse woodland.

SNCI

135 492

38

Hurst Copse, Nr Westcott

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

SNCI

136 577

39

Little Wood, Nr Bookham

Actively managed coppice: hazel/oak/ash/elm.

SNCI

136 409

40

Jayes Park Wood, Nr Ockley

 

pSNCI

138 406

41

Kissing Copse, Nr Ockley

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

138 418

42

Hartshurst, Leith Hill

Worked coppice and grassland.

SNCI

138 436

43

Leith Hill, Wotton Common

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

137 494

44

Holehill Copse and Bushy Plat, Westcott

Ancient woodland.

SNCI

138 574

45

Bushy Copse, Nr Bookham

Ancient woodland.

SNCI

140 368

46

Portland Hangar, Nr Oakwoodhill

Ancient semi-natural gill woodland.

SNCI

144 376

47

Paynes Wood, Nr Paynes Green

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

144 480

48

Durrants Wood, Nr Westcott

Ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI

147 412

49

Aviary Copse, Nr Ockley

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

145 420

50

Fatting Hovel Copse, Nr Ockley

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

146 424

51

Nine Acres Copse, Nr Broome Hall

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

148 391

52

The Birches, Nr Ockley

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

147 418

53

Mears Copse, Nr Ockley

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

152 378

54

Whaleys Farm Wood, Weare Street

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

160 431

55

Kitlands Gill Wood, Coldharbour

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

156 589

56

Leatherhead Common

Rare species present.

SNCI

157 585

57

Teazlewood, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead

Rare species present.

SNCI

158 400

58

Weavers Wood/Kiln Wood, Nr Ockley

Ancient semi-natural woodland with characteristic species.

SNCI/pSNCI

160 409

59

Great Copse, Highfield Wood, Ockley Court

Ancient semi-natural woodland along streams.

SNCI/pSNCI

159 554

60

Bocketts Lane, Leatherhead

Good chalk grassland.

SNCI

159 387

61

Holbrook Wood, Nr Ockley

Ancient semi-natural woodland: 24 indicator species.

SNCI/pSNCI

164 380

62

Osbrooks, Capel

High quality ancient semi-natural woodland: 41 indicator species.

SNCI

162 425

63

Wigmore and Heath Wood, Beare Green

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

165 390

64

Knoll Wood, Grenehurst, Capel

Hazel, maple, ash coppice in gill.

SNCI

165 407

65

Woodland north of Ockley/ Capel Station

Ancient semi-natural woodland*.

pSNCI

165 445

66

Betchetts Green Copse, South Holmwood

Large ash coppice stools in ancient woodland.

SNCI

155 560

67

River Mole

Rich in bird species: well wooded in parts. Variety of plant species.

SNCI

169 391

68

Grenehurst Copse, Clark’s Green, Capel

Ancient semi-natural woodland. Large woodland with hornbeam/ash/hazel.

SNCI

172 485

69

Glory Wood, Dorking

Ancient semi-natural woodland. Variety of habitats.

SNCI

175 474

70

Holmwood Park, North Holmwood

Owned by Woodland Trust. Interesting marshy grassland.

SNCI

174 535

71

Eastfield Cottage, Mickleham

Beech woodland and chalk grassland.

SNCI

177 382

72

Clockhouse Gill, Capel

Good hornbeam gill with small-leaved lime.

SNCI

177 397

73

Strood Copse/Nightlees Copse, Clark’s Green, Capel

Hornbeam/ash/hazel.

SNCI/pSNCI

179 591

74

Woodfield (north of railway) Ashtead

Species rich acid grassland. Rare species present.

SNCI

181 588

75

Woodfield (south of railway) Ashtead

Good range of vascular plants.

SNCI

180 401

76

Hatchlands Copse (west), Capel

Good quality ancient woodland.

SNCI

181 414

77

Misbrooks Green, Nr Capel

Unimproved grassland.

SNCI

184 386

78

Taylors Gill, Capel

Ancient hornbeam coppice. Good ground flora.

SNCI

183 433

79

Garstons Copse, Beare Green

Good size and range of species.

SNCI

184 403

80

Hatchlands Copse, Capel

Worked coppice.

SNCI

182 394

81

Ox Pasture Copse, Capel

Worked coppice.

SNCI

189 544

82

Cherkley Wood

Ancient woodland. Rare species present.

SNCI

193 423

83

Knoll Copse, Newdigate

Ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI

190 380

84

Mosshouse Gill, Nr Capel

Ancient semi-natural woodland. Conforms with other woods with very good gills.

SNCI/pSNCI

190 391

85

Temple Wood, Nr Capel

Ancient semi-natural woodland: hornbeam/ ash coppice and small-leaved lime.

SNCI

192 549

86

Nower Wood (west) Headley

Ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI

193 585

87

Ashtead Park

Oak pollards: mix of habitat: secondary woodland, grassland and ponds.

SNCI/LNR

194 550

88

Nower Wood Nature Reserve, Headley

Large ancient semi-natural woodland*.

SNCI/NSNR

198 436

89

Reffolds Copse, Newdigate

Very large area of ancient woodland: some clearance and plantation.

SNCI/pSNCI

198 564

90

Addlestead Wood, Headley

Ancient semi-natural woodland. Hazel under oak with good flora.

SNCI

201 550

91

Nower Wood (east) Headley

Good size woodland: Surrey Wildlife Trust Reserve.

SNCI

205 395

92

Dukes Copse, Newdigate

Ancient semi-natural woodland. Good hornbeam woodland.

SNCI

205 427

93

Newdigate Brickworks

Ancient woodland. Rare species present.

SNCI

212 396

94

Leg of Mutton Wood/ The Jordans, Newdigate

Mostly semi-natural woodland. Series of gills and hornbeam coppice. Good for butterflies.

SNCI

212 442

95

Hammonds Copse, Newdigate

Large ancient semi-natural woodland: owned by Woodland Trust.

SNCI

218 465

96

Brown Copse, Leigh

Mostly ancient hazel, ash, hornbeam and sessile oak. 27 ancient woodland indicators.

SNCI

222 428

97

Beam Brook Wood

Ancient woodland in gill, wych elm coppice and beech plantation.

SNCI

224 424

98

Pockmires Wood and Beggars Gill, Nr Charlwood

Ancient semi-natural woodland mostly managed for nature conservation.

SNCI

230 429

99

Ricketts Wood, Nr Charlwood

Long continuous gill wood of good quality.

SNCI/pSNCI

236 425

100

Edolphs Copse, Charlwood

Ancient semi-natural woodland.

SNCI/LNR

235 459

101

Nalders Wood/Dulands Copse, Leigh

Part ancient semi-natural woodland.

pSNCI

273 428

102

Withy Gill, Hookwood

Wet grassland. Rare species present.

SNCI

 

cSAC:

candidate Special Area of Conservation

SSSI(NCR):

Site of Special Scientific Interest identified under the Nature Conservation Review

LNR:

Local Nature Reserve

SSSI(GCR):

Site of Special Scientific Interest identified under the Geological
Conservation Review

NNR:

National Nature Reserve

SNCI:

Site of Nature Conservation Importance

NSNR:

Non Statutory Nature Reserve

pSNCI:

Potential Site of Nature Conservation Importance

SSSI:

Site of Special Scientific Interest

# Most of this site is in Reigate & Banstead BC. The area within Mole Valley is too small to be shown on the Proposals Map.

* Included in 1988 Nature Conservancy Council Provisional Ancient Woodland Inventory



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