Guidance on the procedures for the preparation and making of special nature conservation orders (SNCO) and the serving of stop notices.
This guidance is intended for anyone who may be affected by a Special Nature Conservation Order (required to protect the interest features of a European site). This could include businesses whose operations may be constrained by such an order or regulators who may need to be aware of such orders when making decisions about granting licences or other permissions.
It is also intended for those with a general interest in biodiversity protection such as voluntary conservation organisations. This guidance applies in England and Wales only.