Reigate Heath SSSI

Closed 1 Mar 2021

Opened 30 Oct 2020

Feedback updated 27 Apr 2021

We asked

Natural England consulted with owners, occupiers and interested parties on the notification of Reigate Heath Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 30 October 2020.

You said

Reigate Heath SSSI Consultation closed on 1 March 2021. No objections have been received relating to the notification of additional land under Section 28B of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. There have been eight representations of support to the notification.

We did

Natural England confirmed the additional land of Reigate Heath SSSI on 27 April 2021.


Reigate Heath is located in Surrey and was previously notified in 1986 as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  Reigate Heath SSSI has now been extended under Section 28B of the Wildlife and Contryside Act 1981 and notified on 30 October 2020.

Reigate Heath is a nationally important site by reason of its lowland acid grassland and dry heath mosaic feature of special interest. This is a nationally rare habitat supporting a wide range of uncommon plants and invertebrates associated with free-draining, sandy soils.

We recommend you read more about the change to Reigate Heath 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.

Why your views matter

We are now seeking views on changes to the notification of Reigate Heath SSSI (notified in 1986) under the following sections of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981:

  • notification of additional land under Secton 28B



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 29 July 2021 or the notification will cease to exist. We will widely promote Natural England's decision.


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