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Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

SSSIs are designated by the Statutory Nature Conservation Organisation (SNCO) for each country of the United Kingdom.  They include some of our most spectacular and beautiful habitats and each SSSI will have a management plan and a list of operations requiring the SNCOs consent prior to carrying out works.

 

Any activity that recklessly or intentionally harms the SSSI or its flora or fauna will be an offence liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £20,000 or on conviction on indictment to an unlimited fine. If you know the name of the Site of Special Scientific Interest and want to know more about it, you can search for it here.