Sunday 26 December 2021

Surrey Hill's AONB Boundary Review

Natural England are reviewing the boundaries of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and the public are being invited to have their say.

Would you like to see Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve included in the Surrey Hills AONB, and given similar protection to National Parks? This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see that happen.

Evidence Gathering Stage

Either use the Survey123 app, website ( or via post / email (see website).

Deadline: 31st January 2022 – don't miss your chance to be heard!

  • Place a pin on the map at Tice's Meadow.
  • Upload a photo that demonstrates the natural beauty of Tice's Meadow.
  • Provide reasons you think this landscape is special.
  • Optional – provide more information.

Reasons for inclusion that you may like to mention could include:

  • Landscape quality – predominantly a wetland landscape, with reed beds, meadow, remant hedgerows and developing woodlands. An award-winning example of quarry restoration. Relatively litter free.
  • Scenic quality – open, visually appealing, panoramic vista of the Hog's Back and Crooksbury Hill. The view from the Hog's Back of Tice's Meadow is also worthy of protecting. How do the views make you feel?
  • Wildness – does the nature reserve feel wild to you?
  • Tranquility – is the nature reserve a peaceful place?
  • Natural heritage – 1,500 wildlife species, including 201 bird species, recorded on site. Regionally important bird watching site.
  • Cultural heritage – association with listed hop farming buildings in Badshot Lea.

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