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  • Banning the landing of egg-bearing lobsters and crawfish in England

    Defra is seeking views on the proposal to ban the landing of egg-bearing (also known as ‘berried’) lobsters and crawfish in England. More
    Opened 2 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Dersingham Bog North (case number 2006120055)

    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 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Dersingham Bog South (case number 2006120054)

    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 days ago
  • The UK National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants - 2017

    The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). These chemicals persist in the environment, can bioaccumulate and biomagnify in food chain organisms including humans and are toxic. They also have the potential to be... More
    Opened 6 days ago
  • West Pennine Moors SSSI

    Parts of the West Pennine Moors were notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 17 November 2016 recognising the national importance of the area's upland habitats and breeding birds. This consultation is to enable people to send their views before Natural England decides... More
    Closed 6 days ago
  • The UK's implementation of the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) under the Kiev Protocol - Call for views

    The UK has a publically available inventory of pollution from industrial sites and other specified sources. Known as the UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR), this is a searchable database providing information on the pollution from a wide range of industrial sites and for 91... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Consultation on England Local Authority Environmental Permitting Fees and charges Scheme

    The Government has been conducting a review of Local Authority (LA) environmental permitting fees and charges for regulation of industrial plant in England. LAs regulate certain industrial facilities providing permits which set conditions to control, minimise or avoid local pollution and which set... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Designation of Manor Steps beach, Bournemouth as a bathing water

    We have received an application from Bournemouth Borough Council for Manor Steps beach in Bournemouth to be designated as a bathing water under the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC). Bathing waters are beaches or inland waters that are popular for bathing, where the Environment Agency monitors... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Designation of eight beaches in Cornwall as bathing waters

    Following an application from Cornwall Council we are considering eight beaches for designation as bathing waters under the Bathing Water Directive: Booby's Bay, near St Merryn Godrevy, The Towans, near Hayle (this should not be confused with the bathing water at The Towans... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Open access restriction at Doe Fell (case number 2017028329)

    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
  • The Government's strategic priorities and objectives for Ofwat

    We are seeking your views on a new Strategic Policy Statement (SPS) to Ofwat, which sets out the government’s strategic priorities and objectives for Ofwat’s regulation of the water sector in England. In accordance with Section 2A of the Water Industry Act 1991 (as amended), Ofwat must... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Open access restriction at Marvens Cleugh (case number 2016118268)

    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 2 weeks ago
  • Open access restriction at Marshalling Yard (case number 2006030177)

    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 2 weeks ago
  • Proposals to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK and call for evidence on other sources of microplastics entering the marine environment

    Defra, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are seeking views on the UK’s proposed ban on the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products. The purpose of this consultation is to... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Consultation on changes to the UK Fisheries Concordat

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in England, Welsh Government (Wales) and The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland) are seeking your views on proposed changes to the existing Fisheries Concordat that has been in place between England,... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Open access restriction at Mallerstang Common (case number 2007070003)

    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 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Crosby Ravensworth (case number 2007070010)

    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 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at North of Howgills (case number 2007070004)

    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 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at North of Borrowdale (case number 2007070009)

    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 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Casterton and Middleton Fell (case number 2008050342)

    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 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Hardendale (case number 2016108246)

    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 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Crosby Ravensworth Fell (case number 2016108247)

    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 1 month ago
  • Open acces restriction at Brick Kiln Walks (case number 2007020104)

    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 1 month ago
  • Mid Cornwall Moors SSSI

    Parts of the Mid Cornwall Moors were notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 23 February 2017 recognising the national importance of the semi-natural habitats. You can submit your views via an online survey, by email or post. Before you submit your views, we recommend... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Open acces restriction at Westleton Heath (case number 2007020105)

    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 1 month ago
  • Open acces restriction at Dunwich Heath (case number 2007020106)

    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 1 month ago
  • Open acces restriction at Walberswick Common and surrounding sites (case number 2007020109)

    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 1 month ago
  • Bovine TB: Supplementary badger disease control

    We are consulting on a proposal to license a supplementary form of badger control after a cull has been successfully completed over at least four years. The aim of the proposal is to help prolong the regional cattle disease benefits achieved by a successfully completed culling operation. ... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Improving air quality: reducing emissions from Medium Combustion Plants and Generators

    This consultation seeks views on draft plans to implement the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and emission controls on generators in order to improve air quality. Medium Combustion Plants and generators are a significant source of air pollution and many are not currently regulated in the... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Ill Sike - Lewisburn (case number 2016118267)

    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 month ago
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