SSSI notification for Bushy and Home Parks
Date posted: Tuesday 16th September 2014
Bushy Park - now an SSSI
On 5 September it was announced that Bushy Park and Home Park had been designated as a combined Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England, subject to consultation over a four month period. The announcement, notification documents and maps can be viewed here.
Bushy Park and Home Park received notification of SSSI status for their exceptionally large population of ancient and veteran trees, extensive areas of semi-natural lowland dry acid grassland, and their internationally significant populations of rare invertebrates.
You can read the joint press release that NE, HRP and RPA have issued here.
This is a great accolade for both the Bushy Park and Home Park teams that work hard to conserve and protect this unique environment.
More information about Sites of Special Scientific Interest can be found here