Planning and development – form

Request permission for works or an activity on an SSSI

Use this form to give Natural England notice of a proposed operation on a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).



Use this form to tell Natural England about a planned activity on an SSSI for which you need its consent.

You should also read the SSSIs guidance to check if you need consent and find out about the process, including the option to speak to an adviser before you apply.

Natural England might contact you to ask for more detail than is requested in this form. If you want you can provide more detail up front, eg:

  • a map of your site
  • routes vehicles might take to complete the work
  • materials and chemicals you’ll need to use