Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill

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 Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 13 October 2020.

You said

One objection has been received relating to the notification of Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill SSSI under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 from Luton Borough Council. However this has been resolved by Officers resulting in a minor boundary amendment (reductions only) and revised area figure on the citation to reflect the mapping error Luton Borough Council raised.

There has been one representation of support and three neutral responses to the notification from the Citizen Space online consultation.

We did

Natural England confirmed the notification of Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill SSSI on 11 June 2021 with a modification to the boundary.

Results updated 11 Jun 2021

Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill SSSI notification was confirmed on 11 June 2021 with a modification to the citation and the boundary map. The remaining legal papers (statement of views about management and list of operations requiring Natural England’s consent), remain unaltered.  All the legal documents are available below:

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Overview

Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill is located in Luton and was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 13 October 2020.

Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill is a nationally important site for its lowland calareous grassland and population of the nationally rare plant Great pignut Bunium bulbocastanum.

We recommend you read more about Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill 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 Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill 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 2021 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