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Landscape Advice Note: Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Other Nature Conservation Designations

SSSIs are notified, in England by Natural England, under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), in recognition of their special biological, geological or landform interest. Natural England’s powers with regard to SSSIs have been further amended by the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW Act 2000). Sites have been selected according to rigorous, published guidelines and Natural England has a duty to notify sites which they consider meet this standard.

This advice note provides guidance on the legal provisions relating to them.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51907

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