Request SSSI consent advice

Land owners should use this form to pay for advice on carrying out work on or near sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs).


SSSI consent advice request form

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Natural England can provide charged advice on the more complex aspects of carrying out works on or near SSSIs. This is also known as ‘discretionary advice’. It can:

  • help you review your survey results
  • advise on your mitigation strategies to reduce damage to the environment
  • advise on drafting your consent application
  • help if you need advice within 28 working days

Fill in the advice request form and email it to

Contact your SSSI adviser as soon as possible if you need advice quickly.

You’ll normally get this advice before you apply for consent.

See Sites of special scientific interest: managing your land for more details.

Published 1 November 2016
Last updated 8 April 2020 + show all updates
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