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  • 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 6 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 6 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Robin Hood Quarries (case numbers 2017028331 & 2017038361)

    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 7 months ago
  • Consultation on changes to the identification of equines

    This consultation concerns the introduction of new equine identification regulations in England. It seeks views on our proposals for the implementation of the revised EU regulation on the rules for the identification of equines in England. This revised regulation, EU regulation 2015/262, came... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Proposal to remove Instow from the list of designated bathing waters

    The Bathing Water Regulations (S.I.2013/1675) protect bathers' health at popular beaches and inland waters by setting microbial standards for water quality and requiring it to be monitored during the bathing season for compliance with these standards. In England the bathing season runs from 15... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Dersingham Bog (case numbers 2006120054 & 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 7 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Nothe (case number 2012056427)

    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 8 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Furzy Cliff (case number 2012056428)

    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 8 months 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
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Eweleaze Farm (case number 2012056425)

    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 8 months 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... More
    Closed 8 months 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... More
    Closed 8 months 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
    Closed 8 months 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
    Closed 8 months 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
    Closed 8 months 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
    Closed 8 months 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
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Marine Planning Iteration 1 Engagement (NE/NW/SE/SW)

    The Marine Management Organisation is asking for feedback on the first outputs of the development of the north east, north west, south east and south west marine plans. This questionnaire is open from Friday 3 February to Friday 31 March 2017 and asks for feedback on: How you... More
    Closed 9 months 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
    Closed 9 months 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
    Closed 9 months 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
    Closed 9 months 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
    Closed 9 months 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
    Closed 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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... More
    Closed 10 months 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 10 months ago
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