Government debates SSSI compensation
THE Government is considering replacing the system of compensation on Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).
A consultation paper suggests SSSIs should be replaced with “positive conservation arrangements supported by financial incentives”.
Owners would also be given a right of appeal against decisions by Scottish Natural Heritage to refuse “Potentially Damaging Operations” , or PDOs, where permission currently has to be sought.
- Officialdom failing to protect nature site, says RSPB, FWi, 25 June, 1998
- Charter to protect SSSIs, FWi, 11 November, 1998
- The Herald 15/09/98 page 6