Johnsons' Meadows

Closed 1 Jun 2020

Opened 31 Jan 2020

Feedback updated 10 Sep 2020

We asked

Natural England consulted with owner, occupiers and interested parties on the notification of Johnsons’ Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 31 January 2020.

You said

The Johnsons’ Meadows SSSI notification was the subject of two withdrawn objections from owners and 26 representations which expressed support to the SSSI notification.

We did

Following consideration of representations and withdrawn objections, Natural England approved the confirmation of Johnsons’ Meadows SSSI under delegated authority without modification.


Results updated 10 Sep 2020

Natural England confirmed the notification of Johnsons’ Meadows SSSI on 10 September 2020.



Johnsons' Meadows is located in Leicestershire and was notified as an Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 31 January 2020.


Johnsons' Meadows is a nationally important site because it supports the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) type MG5 crested dog’s-tail Cynosurus cristatus – common knapweed Centaurea nigra grassland community


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


You can submit your views via an online survey, by email or post.

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on the notification of Johnsons' Meadows 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 30 October 2020 or the notification will cease to exist. We will widely promote Natural England's decision.


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