Consultation Hub

The site lists consultations that are run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. On this site you can find, share or take part in consultations. Public participation is very important to the development of our policies so please have your say.

Open Consultations

  • Reservoir safety emergency on-site flood plans consultation

    Introduction In a written statement to Parliament on 16 March 2020 the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs stated that the government would consult on making a requirement for all large raised reservoirs (registered reservoirs) to have an... More

    Closes 17 August 2020

  • Open access restriction at Foxgloves (formerly known as Mistlehall Farm) case number 2010065567

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land.... More

    Closes 7 September 2020

  • Open access restriction at Foxgloves (formerly known as Mistlehall Farm) case number 2010065568

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land.... More

    Closes 7 September 2020

  • Open access restriction at Budby Heath (Birklands & Bilhaugh) case number 2005100069

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land.... More

    Closes 7 September 2020

  • England Tree Strategy

    This consultation will inform a new England Tree Strategy which we will publish later this year. The strategy will set out policy priorities to deliver our ambitious tree planting programme. It will focus on expanding, protecting and improving our woodlands, and how trees and woodlands can... More

    Closes 11 September 2020

  • Contractual relationships in the UK dairy industry

    This consultation is in response to concerns raised that primary producers, including dairy farmers, tend to occupy positions of relative market weakness in the food supply chain. Consensus among agricultural producers in the UK is that unequal bargaining power with processors and retailers... More

    Closes 15 September 2020

  • Cydberthnasau contractiol yn niwydiant llaeth y DU

    Cynhelir yr ymgynghoriad hwn mewn ymateb i bryderon a godwyd bod cynhyrchwyr cynradd, gan gynnwys ffermwyr godro, yn tueddu i fod mewn sefyllfa gymharol wan ym marchnad y gadwyn cyflenwi bwyd. Y consensws ymhlith cynhyrchwyr amaethyddol y DU yw y gall y pŵer bargeinio anghyfartal â... More

    Closes 15 September 2020

  • Designation of an area of the River Wharfe at Ilkley as a bathing water

    The Bathing Water Regulations (S.I.2013/1675) ("the Regulations") define a bathing water as a surface water where "...the Secretary of State expects a large number of people to bathe, having regard in particular to past trends and any infrastructure or facilities provided, or other measures... More

    Closes 2 October 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Open access restriction at Gallows Hill (case number 2009050215)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land.... More

    Closed 31 July 2020

  • Environmental Land Management: policy discussion

    Thank you for your interest in the ELM Policy Discussion Document, which sets out our initial thinking for ELM scheme design, providing an update on progress and overview of high-level design options. The ELM Policy Discussion Document is now closed. We encourage you to sign up to the ... More

    Closed 31 July 2020

  • Open access restriction at Garden View (case number 2009050212)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land.... More

    Closed 17 July 2020

  • Open access restriction at Bramble Combe (case number 2009050214)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land.... More

    Closed 17 July 2020

  • Open access restriction at Fontmell Down (case number 2007050190)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land.... More

    Closed 17 July 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Natural England consulted with owners, occupiers and interested parties on the notification of Crime Rigg Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 18 October 2020.

You Said

Consultations closed on 18 February 2020.  No representations or objections have been received with respect to the:

  • Variation of the notification under Section 28A of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, to: rename the SSSI to reflect the current operating name of the quarry and the Geological Conservation Review (GCR) site name; include a revised list of operations requiring Natural England's consent; re-represent the features of interest described in the ciation; and re-represent the statement of Natural England's views about management of the SSSI.
  • Notification of additional land under Section 28B of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
  • Proposed de-notification of land that is not considered to be of special interest, under Section 28D of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

We Did

Natural England confirmed the additional land of Crime Rigg Quarry SSSI and de-notified the area no longer of Special Scientific Interest on 7 April 2020.

We Asked

Natural England consulted with owners, occupiers and interested parties on
the notification of Raisby Hill Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
on 18 October 2020.

You Said

Consultations closed on 18 February 2020. No representations or objections
have been received with respect to the:

  • Variation of the notification under Section 28A of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, include a revised list of operations requiring Natural England's consent; re-represent the features of special interest described in the ciation; and re-represent the statement of Natural England's views about management of the SSSI.
  • Notification of additional land under Section 28B of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
  • Proposed de-notification of land that is not considered to be of special interest, under Section 28D of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

 

We Did

Natural England confirmed the additional land of Raisby Hill Quarry SSSI and
de-notified the area no longer of Special Scientific Interest on 7 April 2020.

We Asked

Natural England consulted with owner, occupiers and interested parties on the notification of The Leasowes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 7 February 2019.

You Said

Two objections were received relating to the notification of this land under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. However, both objections have subsequently been unconditionally withdrawn. Three representations of support were also received.

We Did

Natural England confirmed the notification of The Leasowes SSSI on 26 June 2019.