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  • Consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood

    The Clean Air Strategy states that air pollution is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK. We often think of air pollution as being caused by transport or industrial level burning of fossil fuels. Now that the emissions from these sources has decreased, the... More
    Opened today
  • Air quality: draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

    Last summer, we published our plans for reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the UK, setting out our approach to meeting the statutory limits for NO 2 . This draft of our Clean Air Strategy outlines our ambitions relating to reducing air pollution in the round, making our... More
    Closed 3 days ago
  • Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit

    When we leave the EU, we will be able to build on the successes achieved through our membership, and address the failures, to become a world-leading protector of the natural world. We have also published the 25 Year Environment Plan, which sets out this Government’s ambition for this to be the... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SSSI, SPA and Ramsar site

    Natural England has reviewed the suite of nature conservation designations in the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast area, including seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site. We have now notified an... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SPA, Ramsar Site and SSSI

    Natural England has reviewed the suite of nature conservation designations in the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast area, including seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site. We have now notified an... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Call for Evidence: Brake, Tyre and Road Surface Wear

    The priority for air quality has been to address exceedances in nitrogen dioxide legal limits, due primarily to emissions of nitrogen oxides from road traffic. These emissions have been decreasing since 2010 but more remains to be done and the UK has ambitious targets in place to reduce... More
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • Report to Parliament about Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities' (IFCAs) conduct and operation

    We are asking for evidence on how well IFCAs have worked to meet their duties in the last 4 years (September 2014 to September 2018). More
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • Extending the Use of Para-Veterinary Professional Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) to Perform Tuberculin Skin Testing of Cattle in England

    The use of para-veterinary professionals as Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) to perform tuberculin skin testing of cattle has been permitted in Great Britain since 2005. To date this has been restricted to a small number of suitably trained Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) staff under APHA... More
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • Call for Evidence: Non-Road Mobile Machinery and Red Diesel

    Non-road mobile machinery and red diesel Excluding use for agriculture, fishing vessels, home heating and static generators At Spring Statement 2018, the government announced a call for evidence on the use of rebated gas oil (often called red diesel) by non-road mobile machinery (NRMM - a... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Consultation on the Third Tranche of Marine Conservation Zones.

    This consultation is to seek your views on the proposals to designate 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) and to add new features for conservation in 1 2 existing MCZs . The UK is surrounded by some of the richest and most diverse sea... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Serious and organised crime in the waste sector: Call for Evidence

    The government has announced a review into serious and organised crime in the waste sector in England. We would like to know more about the threat and impact of serious and organised crime in the waste sector. We would also like to understand how organisations, such as the... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Sustainable fisheries for future generations

    This White Paper ‘Sustainable fisheries for future generations’ sets out the government’s vision for future fisheries management and we want to hear your views. More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Consultation on the household waste duty of care

    At the start of 2018 the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Government published a consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector and introduce a new fixed penalty notice (FPN) for the householder waste Duty of Care.... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at West Dart River Valley (case number 2005050806)

    Dartmoor National Park Authority 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... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Langdon Ridge SSSI

    Langdon Ridge is located in Essex and is notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 29 June 2018 for diverse mosaic of semi-natural habitats, including unimproved grasslands, broad-leaved woodlands, mature scrub, and species-rich hedgerows. You can submit your views via an online... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Silence Mine (case number 2018028592)

    The Peak District National Park Authority 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)... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Byelaws for Sites of Special Scientific Interest in England

    Natural England is inviting views on its proposed approach to considering the use of its existing SSSI byelaw-making powers provided by Section 28R of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act (as amended by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000). These byelaw-making powers are to be used... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Supplement to the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations

    On 23 March 2018 the government directed 33 English local authorities with shorter-term NO 2 problems to undertake studies to establish whether there are measures they can take to reduce NO 2 air pollution in their areas in the shortest possible time. These authorities must... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Consultation on amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

    Defra and the Welsh Government are seeking your views on proposals to make changes to some of the flood risk exemptions and exclusions in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, which has been launched today. The following listed documents are attached below:- ... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Reducing litter; Proportionate enforcement

    This consultation seeks your views on proposals by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to modify the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse to incorporate guidance on the proportionate and effective use of fixed penalties (civil and criminal) against littering and related... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Fairness in the supply chain: Consultation on changes to carcase classification and price reporting by abattoirs in England

    Changes to carcase classification by abattoirs in England to improve fairness and price transparency for producers in the livestock sector are being consulted on. This follows the government’s response to the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) call for evidence, which closed earlier this... More
    Opened 3 months ago
  • Lazy Meadow SSSI

    On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified Lazy Meadow as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Lazy Meadow SSSI is located in Worcestershire and is the only known high quality example of nationally rare species-rich floodplain grassland remaining within the Vale of Evesham. You can... More
    Opened 3 months ago
  • Malvern Common SSSI

    On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified Malvern Common as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Malvern Common is located in Worcestershire, and is on the eastern flanks of the Malvern Hills and comprises a large open common area, with species-rich neutral grassland and rush... More
    Opened 3 months ago
  • Poole Harbour SSSI

    On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified additional land as part of the Poole Harbour as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), recognising the land is of importance for overwintering waterbirds and other interest features of the SSSI. Documents providing more information on both these... More
    Opened 3 months ago
  • A call for evidence on controlling live exports for slaughter and to improve animal welfare during transport after the UK leaves the EU

    This call for evidence seeks views and information on all aspects of animal welfare in transport. Once the UK has left the EU, we would like the welfare in transport regulatory regime to reflect scientific and veterinary knowledge. This evidence will help us determine how we’ll meet the... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Lymington Yacht Haven (marina) case number 2018048630

    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 3 months ago
  • Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit

    ‘ Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit ' sets out the government's ambitions for farming in England and seeks the views of all readers on its proposals. More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards - Proposals for implementation and evidence for impact assessment

    We are seeking views on proposals for implementing the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) in the UK. We are also seeking evidence on the supply, use and marking of traps to better inform our impact assessment. More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • A ban on electronic training collars for cats and dogs in England

    We are seeking views on banning electronic training collars (e-collars). These corrective behaviour devices allow electronic or static pulses and other signals to be given to pets by their owners. More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • National policy statement for water resources – infrastructure types and sizes

    We held our first formal public consultation on the new National Policy Statement for Water Resources in late 2017 which included questions on the type of infrastructure it should apply to. We received a wide range of helpful views and evidence but with no clear consensus on what might be the... More
    Closed 4 months ago
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