Nature Conservation Orders

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Title
Nature Conservation Orders
Alternate title
Date ( Creation )
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
http://www.snh.gov.uk / NCO

Abstract
Nature Conservation Orders (NCOs) are made to protect any natural feature of land that is within (1) a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), (2) a European site or (3) other land of special interest, and where it is either being actively damaged or there is evidence that it is under threat of damage. The Orders set out certain prohibited operations and the land to which they apply.

Distributor

Scottish Natural Heritage
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
Inverness
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom

Custodian

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GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Protected sites
license otherRestrictions
Other constraints
Available under the Scottish Natural Heritage End User Licence
Use limitation
no constraints
Distance
5
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Topic category
  • Environment
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S
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2001 2014
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700

Distribution format
  • SHP ( 3.2 )

  • KML ( 2.1 )

  • GML ( 3.1.1 )

dataset
Statement
Before November 2004 NCOs for SSSIs were made under section 29 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, and Special NCOs (SNCOs) were made for European sites under regulation 22 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats etc) Regulations 1994. In November 2004 the distinction between NCOs and SNCOs was abolished and now, all NCOs are made under section 23 of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004. Scottish Ministers make NCOs after consultation with SNH. No NCOs have been made to protect other land of special interest.

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File identifier
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engdataset
Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

Scottish Natural Heritage
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
Inverness

IV3 8NW
United Kingdom