Sites of importance for nature conservation (SINCs) within Hackney

Sites of importance for nature conservation (SINCs) are areas designated for their importance for wildlife. The designation is also referred to as 'non-statutory wildlife site' or 'local site'. 

In London, there are three grades of SINC:

  • sites of metropolitan importance - important at a London-wide scale, sites which contain the best examples of London's habitats, have particularly rare species or have particular significance in heavily built-up areas
  • sites of borough importance - important on a borough perspective, divided into two grades on the basis of their quality
  • sites of local importance - of particular value to people nearby, such as residents or schools

There are 24 SINCs in Hackney including a number of public parks, wetlands and waterways and woodlands.

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