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  • Fishing quota allocation: Developing a new approach for allocating additional fishing quota in England

    Following Brexit, we will negotiate with the EU and coastal states for a fairer share of fishing opportunities. In the fisheries white paper, Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations we set out plans to promote a more competitive, profitable and sustainable fishing... More
    Closed 13 September 2019
  • Management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in England and Wales

    Invasive alien species challenge the survival of some of our rarest species, and damage some of our most sensitive ecosystems. The impacts of invasive alien species on our domestic and global biodiversity are severe and growing. They also have an impact across a range of industries and... More
    Closed 12 September 2019
  • Open access restriction at Laburnham Caravan Park and Beeston Regis Caravan & Camping Site (case number 2014117440)

    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 11 September 2019
  • Open access restriction at Sandy Gulls and Trimingham House Caravan Park (case number 2014117438)

    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 11 September 2019
  • Open access restriction at Woodhill Caravan Park (case number 2014107432)

    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 11 September 2019
  • Consultation on revision to Harbour Order application fees

    A consultation on proposals to revise the Harbour Order (HO) fees applied in England and the Port of Milford Haven (a reserved trust port) has been launched. Current fees for applications do not reflect the actual costs to the MMO in determining HO applications nor do they recognise the... More
    Closed 10 September 2019
  • Non-Elephant Ivory Trade

    This call for evidence concerns the trade in ivory from species other than elephants taking place within the UK, and exports from and imports into the UK. The species in scope of this call for evidence are: Common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) Killer whale, also... More
    Closed 22 August 2019
  • Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion

    This call for evidence focusses on some specific flood and coastal erosion policy questions that the government would like additional evidence on. They are: What we understand by the term “resilience” – asking how the term resilience is currently used, and whether the... More
    Closed 19 August 2019
  • Consultation: Western Waters demersal for scallop fishing effort swap in FAO area VII

    The Marine Management Organisation, on behalf of the UK’s Fisheries Administrations (Marine Scotland, Welsh Government, DAERA Northern Ireland) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is seeking your views on a proposed trade in effort between the UK scallop... More
    Closed 17 August 2019
  • Open access restriction at Ros Hill (case number 2004120055)

    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 August 2019
  • Open access restriction at Willyshaw Rigg (case number 2009050253)

    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 12 July 2019
  • Agricultural tenancy consultation and call for evidence on mortgage restrictions and repossession protections for agricultural land in England

    We are seeking views on options for reform of agricultural tenancy law in England which could remove barriers to productivity improvements and facilitate structural change in the tenant farming sector. We are also calling for evidence and views on two matters: whether current... More
    Closed 2 July 2019
  • Open access restriction at Twin Oaks (case number 2009040042)

    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 28 June 2019
  • Marine Strategy Part One: UK Updated Assessment and Good Environmental Status

    Defra, the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the UK’s updated assessment of the progress made towards achieving Good Environmental Status for UK Seas and the proposed objectives,... More
    Closed 20 June 2019
  • Open access restriction at Deer Hill Site B (case number 2014037129)

    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 10 June 2019
  • Open access restriction at Deer Hill Site A (case number 2004060106)

    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 10 June 2019
  • Open access restriction at West Nab (case number 2014037142)

    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 10 June 2019
  • Open access restriction at Diggle Rifle Range (case number 2014037141)

    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 10 June 2019
  • 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
    Closed 7 June 2019
  • 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
    Closed 7 June 2019
  • Amendment to Isles of Scilly Special Protection Area: comment on proposals

    Natural England are seeking views on the proposal to extend this Special Protection Area (SPA). This consultation runs in accordance with Government Consultation Principles . More
    Closed 21 May 2019
  • 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
    Closed 13 May 2019
  • 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
    Closed 13 May 2019
  • 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
    Closed 13 May 2019
  • 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
    Closed 13 May 2019
  • 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
    Closed 12 May 2019
  • 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
    Closed 12 May 2019
  • Oridge Street Meadows SSSI

    Oridge Street Meadows is located west of the River Severn in Gloucestershire. It is notified on 10 January 2019 as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as the best example of species-rich lowland meadow grassland in this area. It covers an area of 2.62 ha. You can submit your views via... More
    Closed 10 May 2019
  • Consultation on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations - Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) Balancing System

    The 2013 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (‘the 2013 WEEE Regulations’) implement the requirements of the WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU). In particular, they ensure that producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) finance the cost of collection,... More
    Closed 15 April 2019
  • Open access restriction at Silence Mine (case number 2018088745)

    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 5 April 2019
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