Natural England confirmed today that a new SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) has been declared for Teesmouth and the Cleveland Coast.
The Tees Estuary is a unique environment where industrial facilities share the landscape with a wide range of coastal habitats which teem with wildlife. There were previously seven SSSI’s protecting parts of the Tees Estuary, which have now been merged and expanded into a single, landscape-scale SSSI, totalling nearly 3000 hectares (or 12 square miles). The newly enlarged SSSI will provide clarity for developers and other stakeholders regarding the environmental assets of the site.
You can read the full article at: gov.uk/government/news/estuary-wildlife-of-the-river-tees-gets-increased-protection