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  • Consultation on amending the Civil Procedure Rules to establish environmental review

    We are inviting your views on amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) which will be required to establish environmental review in the High Court. Environmental review will be the bespoke litigation mechanism for the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) and is provided for in the... More
    Opened 26 July 2021
  • Government's strategic priorities for Ofwat

    We are seeking your views on a new strategic policy statement (SPS) for Ofwat, which sets out the government’s strategic priorities for Ofwat’s regulation of the water sector in England. In accordance with Section 2A of the Water Industry Act 1991 (as amended), the... More
    Opened 22 July 2021
  • MPA compensation guidance consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the Best practice guidance for developing compensatory measures in relation to Marine Protected Areas, a future approach to strategic compensation, and how net gain and compensation can work together to deliver the best outcomes for the marine environment. ... More
    Opened 22 July 2021
  • Management of Under 15m Scallop Fleet

    We are now an independent coastal State. We are committed to developing a world-class fisheries management system. It will embrace sustainable fishing and support a diverse, profitable and sustainable fleet which serves the needs of coastal communities and the UK economy. One... More
    Opened 19 July 2021
  • Latent capacity in the over 10m scallop and shellfish fleet

    We are now an independent coastal State. We are committed to developing a world-class fisheries management system. It will embrace sustainable fishing and support a diverse, profitable and sustainable fleet which serves the needs of coastal communities and the UK economy. One... More
    Opened 19 July 2021
  • Consultation on extending the Ivory Act to other species

    We are launching this consultation to seek your views on whether the Government should bring forward legislation to extend the ban on the commercial dealing of elephant ivory in the UK to other ivory bearing species (non-elephant ivory). In the 25 Year Environment Plan, the UK... More
    Opened 17 July 2021
  • Fisheries: UK Celtic Sea Nephrops-directed fisheries technical measures

    The government’s objectives in the Celtic Sea mixed fishery are to improve selectivity in the fishery as a whole, help enable depleted stocks such as cod and whiting to recover, and to enable the continuation of a sustainable fishery. Following engagement with industry, the UK developed a... More
    Opened 16 July 2021
  • Open Access Restriction at Blind Sike (case number 2021069441)

    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 common... More
    Opened 12 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Flinty Fell (case number 2021079445)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Small Sites Metric (SSM) Consultation

    This consultation relates to the beta test version of the Small Sites Metric published by Natural England in July 2021. We are seeking feedback about the Small Sites Metric from users and other interested parties that will be used to shape and inform its further development prior to its... More
    Opened 7 July 2021
  • Biodiversity Metric 3.0 QGIS template and import tool

    We have developed a QGIS template and GIS data import tool to facilitate the bulk import of data into the Biodiversity Metric 3.0. This consultation seeks user feedback on these and the accompanying guidance. More
    Opened 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Hole Head & Guy’s Moss (case number 2005090326)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at North of Coanwood Common (case number 2008100116)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Teesdale Allotments (case number 2021059431)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at The Allotments (case number 2021059432)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Widdybank Fell (case number 2005090267)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Teesdale Allotments (case number 2010075582)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Atkinsons Peat Moss (case number 2021059430)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at West Allotment Langdon (case number 2021079448)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Rotherhope North & South (case number 2021079447)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Red Carle Allotment (case number 2021079446)

    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 7 July 2021
  • Open Access Restriction at Humble Hill 2 (case number 2021069438)

    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 common... More
    Opened 6 July 2021
  • Direct Payments to farmers: Lump sum exit scheme and delinked payments in England

    Foreword There are many things that make the farming business unique but one of the most powerful is that most farmers have an emotional connection with their land. For farmers, home is more than just the house they live in. In many cases land has been in the same family for generations.... More
    Opened 19 May 2021
  • Dearne Valley Wetlands SSSI

    Dearne Valley Wetlands is notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 13 May 2021. Dearne Valley Wetlands SSSI is an area of post-industrial urban fringe in South Yorkshire, near Barnsley, and comprises large areas of open water and associated wetland and woodland habitat... More
    Opened 13 May 2021
  • Sign-up for updates on Environmental Targets

    An important aspect of the Environment Bill is the power to set long-term, legally-binding environmental targets. Setting targets will provide a strong mechanism to deliver long-term environmental outcomes. This will build upon progress towards achieving the long-term vision of the 25 Year... More
    Opened 19 August 2020
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