The Leasowes SSSI

Closed 7 Jun 2019

Opened 7 Feb 2019

Feedback updated 26 Jun 2019

We asked

Natural England consulted with owner, occupiers and interested parties on the notification of The Leasowes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 7 February 2019.

You said

Two objections were received relating to the notification of this land under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. However, both objections have subsequently been unconditionally withdrawn. Three representations of support were also received.

We did

Natural England confirmed the notification of The Leasowes SSSI on 26 June 2019.

Results updated 26 Jun 2019

The Leasowes SSSI notification was confirmed on 26 June 2019 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:



The Leasowes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is located in Dudley in the West Midlands, and is notified on 7 February 2019 for its nationally important assemblage of grassland fungi and species-rich neutral grasslands. The SSSI also encompasses the site’s diverse mosaic of semi-natural habitats, including woodland, wood pasture and high value scrub. You can submit your views via an online survey, by email or post. Before you submit your views, we recommend you read more about the notification. The notification documents can be found in the related documents section.

Why your views matter

Natural England is seeking your views on the consultation of The Leasowes SSSI.

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 6 November 2019 or the notification will cease to exist. We will widely promote Natural England's decision.


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