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 soils of coastal flats with naturally high groundwater (21)

Texture: Loamy and clayey
Drainage: Naturally wet
Fertility: Lime-rich to moderate
Land Cover: Arable some grassland
Habitats: Wet brackish coastal flood meadows
Topsoil Carbon: Medium
Mostly Drains To: Local groundwater
Water Protection Issues: Soils are mostly drained. Shallow groundwater and marginal ditches to most fields mean that the water resource is vulnerable to pollution from nutrients, pesticides and wastes applied to the land
General Cropping Guidance: Lighter soils support a wide range of crops and are highly productive as they contain much available water and are stoneless and flat. Heavier soils are less easily worked and favour grass

Included Soil Associations
0532a    BLACKTOFT
0532b    ROMNEY
0811e    TANVATS
0812b    WISBECH
0812c    AGNEY
0813f    WALLASEA 1
0813g    WALLASEA 2
0813h    Dowels
0814b    Newchurch 1
0814c    NEWCHURCH 2
0815    NORMOOR

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Cranfield University 2024. The Soils Guide. Available: Cranfield University, UK. Last accessed 16/07/2024

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