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IPA Factsheet - Thames Estuary, Essex and Suffolk coast
Site code
CountryUnited Kingdom
Administrative regionEast of England (East Suffolk, North Essex, South Essex, West Suffolk)
Central co-ordinates51o 52' N / 1o 14' E map
Altitude0 - 0

 Site Description

 Botanical Significance

 General Habitat Description

Land use

Land use% CoverLevel
extraction (minerals)Minor
agriculture (animals)Major
agriculture (arable)Minor
nature conservation and researchMinor

Botanical Richness

EUNIS level 2 code & nameIPA Assess.Habitat Assess.% of indicator speciesNo. SpeciesNational BiotopeData qualityCriteria
A2 Littoral sediments2012201200unknownB
B2 Coastal shingle habitats2012201200unknownB

Threatened Habitats

IPA Habitat code & nameIPA Assess.Habitat Assess.AreaData qualityCriteria


DesignationProtected Area NameRelationship with IPAOverlap with IPA
Site of Special Scientific InterestThe Swaleunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestSheppey Cliffs & Foreshoreunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestMedway Estuary & Marshesunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestShorne & Ashenbank Woodsunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestCanvey Wickunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestFoulnessunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestDengieunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestBlackwater Estuaryunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestColne Estuaryunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestStour Estuaryunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestOrwell Estuaryunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestDeben Estuaryunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestAlde-Ore Estuaryunknown0
Site of Special Scientific InterestMinsmere - Walberswick Heaths and Marshesunknown0
National Nature ReserveSuffolk Coastunknown0
National Nature ReserveOrfordness-Havergateunknown0
National Nature ReserveHamford Waterunknown0
National Nature ReserveBlackwater Estuaryunknown0
National Nature ReserveColne Estuaryunknown0
National Nature ReserveDengieunknown0
National Nature ReserveLeighunknown0
ReserveElmley Marshesunknown0
National Nature ReserveSwaleunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteMinsmere - Walberswickunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteAlde/Ore Estuaryunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteDeben Estuaryunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteStour and Orwell Estuaryunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteHamford Waterunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteColne Estuaryunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteDengie - Mid-Essex Coast (phase I)unknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteFoulnessunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteBenfleet & Southend Marshesunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteThames Estuary & Marshesunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteMedway Estuary and Marshesunknown0
Ramsar Wetland SiteThe Swaleunknown0
Area of Outstanding Natural BeautySuffolk Coast and Heathsunknown0
Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyKent Downsunknown0
Special Area of ConservationEssex Estuariesunknown0
Special Area of ConservationMinsmere to Walberswick Heaths & Marshesunknown0
Special Area of ConservationOrfordness-Shingle Streetunknown0


TypeDescriptionYear startedYear finishes


construction/impact of dyke/dam/barragemedium
natural events (disease/flood/fire/drought/etc)medium
climate change/ sea level risehigh
development (recreation/tourism)medium
water (drainage)low
water (management systems)low

 Conservation Issues

Contact Information

ContactContact Type
Tim PankhurstSite report compiler