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Natural England Standard: SSSI Regulation (NESTND034)

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) safeguard England’s most important areas of natural heritage. Natural England has a legal duty to act for the benefit of SSSIs as specified in the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 and subsequent amending legislation .

This operational standard explains how Natural England uses its legal powers under Section 28 of the Act in regard to: Consents, Assents and Advice.

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