The NFU is hearing from a number of members who are coming out of agri-environment agreements on SSSI land and are surprised to find that Natural England continues to restrict the activities which take place on the SSSI.
The NFU's legal team have put together a Q&A document addressing some of the commonly asked questions from those exiting agri-environment agreements.
The briefing provides a general overview of the legal regime governing SSSIs and the powers that Natural England has to control the activities which take place on the land. It is not intended to be a substitute for independent legal or professional advice on the facts of any specific case.
NFU members can obtain free initial legal or professional advice regarding their particular situation from NFU CallFirst; the NFU’s panel firms of solicitors can also advise on these issues in more detail.