HC Deb 23 October 2000 vol 355 cc60-1W
Mr. Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list the sites of special scientific interest that he intends to introduce following their designation by the European Union for(a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland. [134127]

Mr. Mullin

The selection of sites of special scientific interest is a devolved matter. In England statutory consultations on the notification or re-notification of 29 sites of special scientific interest (SSSI) are taking place in relation to possible special areas of conservation. These matters are being taken forward by English Nature to incorporate changes and additions in England to the UK list of candidate special areas of conservation transmitted, in accordance with the EC Habitats Directive, to the European Commission in July 1999. The sites are:

SSSI Administrative Area
Arnecliff and Park Hole Woods North Yorkshire
Blackstone Point Devon
Bolton Fell Moss Cumbria
Braithwaite Moss Cumbria
Carricknath Point to Porthbean Beach Cornwall
Dew's Ponds Suffolk
Ewefell Mire Cumbria
Frome St Quintin Dorset
Haggs Bank Cumbria
Hestercombe House Somerset
Humber Flats and Marshes: City of Kingston upon Hull
Upper Humber East Riding of Yorkshire
North Lincolnshire

SSSI Administrative Area
Humber Flats and Marshes: North Lincolnshire
Barton & Barrow Clay Pits
Humber Flats and Marshes: North Lincolnshire
The Grues
Humber Flats and Marshes: North Lincolnshire
Pyewipe and Cleethorpes Coast North East Lincolnshire
Kirk Deighton North Yorkshire
Little Wittenham Oxfordshire
Lyppard Grange Ponds Worcestershire
Mobberley and Oversley Ponds Cheshire
Peter's Pit Kent
River Itchen City of Southampton
River Kent and Tributaries Cumbria
River Mease Derbyshire
River Nent at Blagill Cumbria
River Till Wiltshire
Rochdale Canal Rochdale
Sefton Coast Sefton
St Austell Clay Pits Cornwall
Whitesike Mine and Flinty Fell Cumbria
Windsor Forest and Great Park Bracknell Forest
Windsor & Maidenhead

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