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  • Consultation on the proposed amendments to the 2013 WEEE Regulations

    The (WEEE) Directive requires an extension of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment scope to bring all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) under the requirements of the Directive, unless explicitly exempt (‘open scope’). There is also a requirement to categorise and... More
    Opened 2 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Preston Beach (Overcombe) case number 2012056403

    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 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Weymouth Beach and Promenade (case number 2012056430)

    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 4 days ago
  • Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2017

    Evaluation of proposals The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 establish a system in which producers of equipment are required to finance the cost of collection, treatment, recovery and recycling of WEEE arising from private households. The regulations... More
    Opened 4 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Barkers Crags, Live Moor and Snotterdale (case number 2007010118)

    The North York Moors National Park 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
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Open access restriction at Raisdale Moor (case number 2007040061)

    The North York Moors National Park 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
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Banning UK sales of ivory

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking views on banning UK sales of elephant ivory, and seeking evidence on the effect this change will have. This consultation applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, however we welcome responses from organisations... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Code of Practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on a new statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Meat Chickens and Meat Breeding Chickens, for England . The purpose of the existing statutory code is to provide owners and keepers of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens with... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Open access restriction at Holme Dunes Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) (case number 2007080088)

    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 Titchwell Nature Reserve (case number 2007040001)

    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 weeks ago
  • Call for evidence on voluntary and economic incentives to reduce littering of drinks containers and promote recycling

    As part of the Government’s commitment to deliver its Litter Strategy for England[1], Defra has established the Voluntary and Economic Incentives Working Group. This independent group is tasked with examining specific voluntary and/or regulatory interventions that can reduce the incidence of... More
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • Wildfowling Guidance Review

    Natural England is seeking views on proposed changes to the assessment and consenting process for wildfowling on designated sites in England. The proposed changes aim to make the process of wildfowling consents more straightforward, transparent and reflective of the impact and nature of... More
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • Consultation on proposals to simplify surveillance testing in the High Risk Area of England and other disease control measures

    Bovine TB is the most pressing and costly animal health problem in the UK. The disease threatens our cattle industry and presents a risk to other livestock, as well as wildlife species, pets and humans.The Government remains determined to eradicate bovine TB. This is the latest in a... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Open access restriction at South Falstone (case number 2017088493)

    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 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Harwood Village (case number 2017088499)

    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 month ago
  • Mandatory Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) recording in slaughterhouses

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on a proposal for mandatory CCTV recording in slaughterhouses for animal welfare purposes, in line with the Government's manifesto commitment. The objective of the proposal is to improve animal welfare in slaughterhouses and provide assurance... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Updates to the public and private drinking water regulations 2017

    We are seeking views on proposed amendments to the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (‘public regulations’) and the Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016 (‘private regulations’); known jointly as the drinking water regulations. The changes will only apply to... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Proposed changes to fees for statutory plant health services provided by the Animal and Plant Health Agency in England and Wales

    We are seeking views on proposed changes to the charging structure and fees for the following plant health services provided by the Animal and Plant Health Agency in England and Wales: Inspection of imported plants and plant material and sampling and testing of potatoes imported from... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Holme Bird Observatory (case number 2005040189)

    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 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Holme Dunes Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) (case number 2007080088)

    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 months ago
  • Aarhus National Implementation Report 2017

    The UK is a Party to the Aarhus Convention, a UNECE treaty which provides for access to information, public participation in decision making and access to justice in environmental matters. More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Water supply and sewerage licensing: updating security and emergency measures directions

    Under section 208 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (“WIA 91”) , Defra’s Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers can issue general or specific directions to water and sewerage undertakers (undertakers) and to water supply and/or sewerage licensees (licensees) in the interests of national... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Marshalling Yard, East Dean (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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access 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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access 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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access 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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access 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
    Closed 2 months 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
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Reducing litter: Penalties for environmental offences

    This consultation seeks your views on proposals by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to: Increase the levels for section 88 fixed penalties in the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for littering and other environmental offences; Change the provision for how... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Improving air quality: national plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities

    The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are seeking views on a revised Plan to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide around roads within the shortest possible time - the most... More
    Closed 4 months ago
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