Cowslip Meadow

Closed 15 Feb 2021

Opened 13 Oct 2020

Feedback updated 11 Jun 2021

We asked

Natural England consulted with owner, occupiers and interested parties on the notification of Cowslip Meadow Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 13 October 2020.

You said

No objections have been received relating to the notification of this land under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

There have been two representations of support, from RSPB and one from Citizen Space with a further three neutral responses to the notification from the online consultation.

We did

Natural England confirmed the notification of Cowslip Meadow SSSI on 11 June 2021 without modification.

Results updated 11 Jun 2021

Cowslip Meadow SSSI notification was confirmed on 11 June 2021 without modification. The legal papers (citation, statement of views about management, list of operations requiring Natural England’s consent and the boundary map), remain unaltered and are available below:

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Overview

Cowslip Meadow is located in Luton and was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 13 October 2020.

Cowslip Meadow SSSI, covering an area of 6.36 ha, is a nationally important site for its species-rich lowland meadow and population of the Nationally Rare plant great pignut Bunium bulbocastanum.

We recommend you read more about Cowslip Meadow SSSI which is described (with maps) in the notification document in the related documents section.

You can submit your views via an online survey or by email westanglia@naturalengland.org.uk.

Why we are consulting

We are seeking your views on the notification of Cowslip Meadow SSSI under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

 

What happens next

We are now assessing the response to the consultation and will be making a recommendation to the Board of Natural England in due course. Natural England has to make a decision to either confirm or withdraw this notification by 12 July 2020 or the notification will cease to exist. We will widely promote Natural England's decision.

Audiences

  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Government Agencies
  • Local Authorities
  • Walkers
  • Farmers
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Land Agents
  • Public Bodies
  • Consultants

Interests

  • Natural environment
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Land management
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Uplands
  • Protecting wildlife