Government debates SSSI compensation

15 September 1998

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.

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