Last edited 02 Dec 2020

Special Nature Conservation Order SNCO



[edit] Introduction

In England and Wales, Special Nature Conservation Orders (SNCOs) are made to prevent damage to the natural features and species associated with specific areas of land. The Orders detail prohibited operations, including possible actions taken by the landowner. In Scotland, these measures are referred to as Nature Conservation Orders (NCOs).

[edit] Where SNCOs apply

An NCO may apply in or around designated areas, including:

[edit] Complying with SNCOs

Natural England or Natural Resources Wales provide oversight in situations where an SNCO has been put in place. These bodies can issue stop notices to prevent activity that could possibly violate the terms of the SNCO.

Individuals who object to the restrictions put in place by an SNCO can try to remove the stop notice by:

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