Soil Site Reporter


Soilscapes are an easy-to-understand classification of soils used to describe the soils of England and Wales only (a separate classification being applied in Scotland and Northern Ireland). Soilscapes conveys a summary of the broad regional differences in the soil landscapes of England and Wales. Soilscapes is not intended as a means for supporting detailed assessments, such as land planning applications or site investigations; nor should it be used to support commercial activities. For such applications, a parallel service Soils Site Reporter provides comprehensive reporting for specific locations. More detailed soil datasets are also available for lease from CEC.

Loamy and clayey floodplain soils with naturally high groundwater (20)

Texture: Loamy and clayey
Drainage: Naturally wet
Fertility: Moderate
Land Cover: Grassland some arable
Habitats: Wet flood meadows with wet carr woodlands in old river meanders
Topsoil Carbon: Medium
Mostly Drains To: Local groundwater feeding into river
Water Protection Issues: Close proximity to river results in pollution risk from floodwater scouring and from drainage water after spreading of fertiliser or slurry.
General Cropping Guidance: Productive grassland provided drainage is maintained. Risk of poaching and soil damage early and late in the grazing season. Cereal production where flood risk is low

Included Soil Associations
0811a    ENBORNE
0811b    CONWAY
0812a    FROME
0813a    MIDELNEY
0813b    FLADBURY 1
0813c    FLADBURY 2
0813d    FLADBURY 3
0813e    COMPTON
0814a    THAMES

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Cranfield University 2024. The Soils Guide. Available: Cranfield University, UK. Last accessed 19/07/2024

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