Permission Confirmed for SSSi

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Permission Confirmed for SSSi

Post by slipper » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:36 pm

I applied for permission to detect on Southampton Water (Lee on the Solent to Itchen Estuary SSSi )and received a positive reply from Natural England, who were of the opinion that my detecting would be low impact and provided I didn't do any of an attached list of operations, which I wouldn't, then I was wished happy metal detecting.
Excellent responsive. ... 005846.pdf

Happy metal detecting.



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Re: Permission Confirmed for SSSi

Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:47 pm

That's awesome.
Good to hear a positive outcome(it'll be really positive when the Viking raiding parties hoard pops out!
It's a long list of not to do's mind
No irrigation ,pest control or erection of structures...
All the best!
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Re: Permission Confirmed for SSSi

Post by jcmaloney » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:44 pm

Great work, SSSI`s are there for a reason however the hobby can be conducted with little/no impact in many circumstances such as avoiding nesting seasons, not digging amongst flora etc.

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Re: Permission Confirmed for SSSi

Post by jeap » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:00 am

Good stuff, although point 11 mentions about not cutting turf. Not sure what the interpretation of this would be.

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Re: Permission Confirmed for SSSi

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:09 pm

Well done 'slipper'::g You obviously portrayed yourself as responsible and considerate detectorist. A feather in your cap for that and a great reflection upon the hobby's membership ::g Good Luck in your searching. Regards ss47
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