Lazy Meadow SSSI

Closed 24 Sep 2018

Opened 24 May 2018

Feedback updated 22 Nov 2018

We asked

Natural England consulted with owner, occupiers and interested parties on the notification of Lazy Meadow Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 24 May 2018.

You said

No objections were received relating to the notification of this land under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Four representations of support were received through the online consultation.

We did

Natural England confirmed the notification of Lazy Meadow SSSI on 22 November 2018.


On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified Lazy Meadow as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Lazy Meadow SSSI is located in Worcestershire and is the only known high quality example of nationally rare species-rich floodplain grassland remaining within the Vale of Evesham. You can submit your views via an online survey, by email or post.

Why your views matter

Lazy Meadow is an excellent example of species-rich floodplain grassland. It is a triangular shaped ridge-and-furrow field managed as a hay meadow, situated on the south-west outskirts of Evesham. It lies 40m above sea-level on Jurassic Lower Lias semi-permeable clays, which are slightly base-rich in nature. The site is bounded by mature hedgerows and a wooded section of the Merry Brook, which forms the western boundary.

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 the notification of Lazy Meadow before 23 February 2019 or the notification will cease to exist. We will widely promote Natural Englands decision.


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