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  • Consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system

    This consultation seeks views on measures to reduce the amount of unnecessary and difficult to recycle packaging and increase the amount of packaging that can and is recycled , through reforms to the packaging producer responsibility regulations. It also proposes that the full net... More
    Opened 1 day ago
  • Consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England

    The Government supports comprehensive and frequent rubbish and recycling collections. We have seen household recycling rates in England increase significantly from 11% in 2001 to 45.2% in 2017. However, in recent years, progress has been slower and rates have remained at around 44/45%. While... More
    Opened 1 day ago
  • Plastic Packaging Tax (high-level consultation)

    Single-use plastic waste is a pressing global environmental problem. It often does not decompose and can last centuries in landfill, or else ends up littering the streets or polluting the natural environment. Last year, the government ran a call for evidence on using the tax system or... More
    Opened 1 day ago
  • Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    Purpose of the consultation Your responses to this consultation will help us to consider the merits of introducing a DRS. The aim of the UK and Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland (DAERA) is to ensure that, should a... More
    Opened 1 day ago
  • Plastic Packaging Tax

    In March 2018, the government launched a call for evidence on using the tax system or charges to tackle single-use plastic waste. This received a record 162,000 responses, highlighting the strong public interest in action in this area. Plastic packaging is typically... More
    Opened 1 day ago
  • Resource and Waste and Plastic Packaging Tax Consultations

    Resources and Waste Strategy Consultations The recently published Resources and Waste Strategy set out the UK Government’s ambitions for higher recycling rates, increased resource efficiency and a more circular economy. These ambitions require changes in how we produce and consume products... More
    Opened 1 day ago
  • Open access restriction at Boulsworth Hill (case number 2009020073)

    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 4 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Boulsworth Hill 1 (case number 2009020075)

    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 4 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Longridge Fell (case number 2009020077)

    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 4 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Halstead, Catlow, Lambhill, Crasdale, Whitendale, Brennand, Sykes, Hareden, Saddle End Farms (case number 2009020076)

    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 4 days ago
  • Open access restriction at White Side (case number 2018118768)

    The Forestry Commission 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... More
    Opened 5 days ago
  • National Air Pollution Control Programme consultation

    Under the National Emissions Ceiling Directive and the transposing domestic legislation The National Emissions Ceiling Regulations (2018) the Secretary of State is required to prepare and publish a UK National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) by 1 st April 2019. S ... More
    Opened 5 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Bloodybush Road - Lewisburn (case number 2019018800)

    The Forestry Commission 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... More
    Opened 5 days ago
  • Open Access Restriction at Beacon Hill (case number 2019018804)

    The Forestry Commission 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... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Open access restriction at Storys Gair (case number 2018118769)

    The Forestry Commission 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... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Open access restriction at Drove Rigg (case number 2019018784)

    The Forestry Commission 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... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Net gain

    We are seeking views on how we can improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work. If you would like to keep in contact with us to express interest in this, or any other Defra consultation, please... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Open access restriction at Hemyock Common (case number 2013036672)

    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 2 weeks ago
  • Down Farm SSSI

    Down Farm is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is notified 7 February 2019 for its nationally important species-rich lowland meadow grassland and assemblage of grassland fungi and is an outstanding example of traditionally managed hay meadows. Down Farm is located west Dorset near... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • The Leasowes SSSI

    The Leasowes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is located in Dudley in the West Midlands, and is notified on 7 February 2019 for its nationally important assemblage of grassland fungi and species-rich neutral grasslands. The SSSI also encompasses the site’s diverse mosaic of... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Consultation on the draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure

    The government has identified an immediate need to increase resilience in the water sector to address pressure on water supplies. This pressure is increasing due to population growth, the impacts of climate change and the need to maintain sufficient water in our watercourses, lakes and wetlands... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Open access restriction at Sunderland yacht club (case number 2013076869)

    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
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • Open access restriction at Sunderland marina (case number 2013076871)

    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
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • Consultation on amending allergen information provisions contained within domestic food information legislation for food prepacked for direct sale / Crynodeb o'r ymgynghoriad ar ddiwygio darpariaethau gwybodaeth am alergenau mewn deddfwriaeth gwybodaeth am fwyd ddomestig ar gyfer bwyd wedi'i becynnu ymlaen llaw i'w werthu'n uniongyrchol

    We are launching this consultation on proposed amendments to the domestic Food Information Regulations 2014 (FIR) (England) and parallel FIR regulations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales relating to allergen information for foods that are prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) to the consumer... More
    Opened 4 weeks ago
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013076841)

    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
    Created 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127014)

    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
    Created 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127015)

    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
    Created 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013056744)

    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
    Created 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127022)

    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
    Created 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127020)

    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
    Created 1 month ago
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