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  • Open access restriction at Boulsworth Hill (case number 2009020073)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Opened today
  • Open access restriction at Boulsworth Hill 1 (case number 2009020075)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Opened today
  • Open access restriction at Halstead, Catlow, Lambhill, Crasdale, Whitendale, Brennand, Sykes, Hareden, Saddle End Farms (case number 2009020076)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Opened today
  • Open access restriction at Longridge Fell (case number 2009020077)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Opened today
  • Report to Parliament about Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities' (IFCAs) conduct and operations 2018-2022

    Why we are consulting The Secretary of State must prepare a statutory report into the conduct and operation of the ten Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA’s) every four years, which must be laid before Parliament. This third report covers the period from September 2018 to September 2022. The report will assess the IFCA’s against their five high level objectives set out in the IFCA Vision and Success Criteria document set out in the ... More
    Opened 23 February 2024
  • Contractual relationships in the UK fresh produce industry

    The UK government is committed to tackling contractual unfairness where it exists in the agri-food supply chain. At the UK Farm to Fork Summit held at Downing Street on 16 May 2023 the UK government announced a new review into fairness in the horticulture supply chain to support British farmers and improve food security. This builds on the reviews we already have underway using powers under s.29 of the Agriculture Act 2020 to improve transparency and fair contractual dealing in the dairy and... More
    Closed 22 February 2024
  • Perthnasoedd mewn contractau yn niwydiant cynnyrch ffres y Deyrnas Unedig

    Mae llywodraeth y Deyrnas Unedig wedi ymrwymo i fynd i'r afael ag annhegwch mewn contractau lle mae'n bodoli yn y gadwyn gyflenwi bwyd-amaeth. Yn Uwchgynhadledd y Deyrnas Unedig, O’r Fferm i’r Fforc, a gynhaliwyd yn Downing Street ar 16 Mai 2023 cyhoeddodd llywodraeth y Deyrnas Unedig adolygiad newydd o degwch yn y gadwyn gyflenwi garddwriaeth er mwyn helpu ffermwyr Prydain a gwella diogelwch bwyd. Mae hyn yn adeiladu ar yr adolygiadau sydd gennym ar y gweill yn barod gan ddefnyddio... More
    Closed 22 February 2024
  • 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) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Opened 22 February 2024
  • 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) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Opened 22 February 2024
  • 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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Opened 22 February 2024
  • 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) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Opened 22 February 2024
  • Open Access Restriction at Lazy Knowe 2 – NY57628813 (case number 2023120083)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the... More
    Closed 20 February 2024
  • Call for evidence – Stage 4 fishing in marine protected areas

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is seeking additional evidence and views to support Stage 4 of the assessment and management of fishing in offshore marine protected areas (MPAs). Stage 4 considers the impacts of fishing on offshore MPAs designated for highly mobile species: harbour porpoise and marine birds. Stage 4 is part of MMO’s work to assess and manage fishing activities for the protection of MPAs offshore of 6 nautical miles (nm) from... More
    Closed 13 February 2024
  • East Marine Plan Statement of Public Participation

    To start the process of replacing the East Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plans, the Marine Planning Team invites those interested to have their say in the East Marine Plan Statement of Public Participation consultation. The Sectary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) agreed with the Marine Management Organisations (MMO) recommendation made in 2022 to replace the East Marine Plans. The MMO and Defra will work together to develop the process to replace the East... More
    Closed 12 February 2024
  • Open access restriction at Hemyock Common (case number 2013036672)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 12 February 2024
  • Consultation on policies to inform updated guidance for Marine Protected Area assessments

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking feedback on policies to update guidance on Marine Protected Area (MPA) assessments. In July 2021, we consulted on best practice guidance for developing compensatory measures in relation to MPAs. We are now consulting on draft policies to inform updated guidance using this feedback to ensure MPA assessments are proportionate, compliant and robust and allow us to meet our dual net zero and... More
    Opened 9 February 2024
  • Wildlife Licence Charges Update

    We are seeking your views on Natural England’s proposals to change the fees levied under the Wildlife Licence Charges (England) Order 2018. The changes are required because Natural England needs to: enable full cost recovery in line with HM Treasury principles on Managing Public Money; introduce charges for new streamlined licensing routes, such as Bat Earned Recognition; and ensure funding for licensing service... More
    Opened 6 February 2024
  • Marking of Retail Goods Consultation

    The government is legislating to confirm that labelling requirements on agrifood products are applied across Great Britain, to ensure no incentive arises for businesses to avoid placing goods on the Northern Ireland market. More
    Opened 2 February 2024
  • Consultation on revised charges for the National Residues Control Programme

    This joint public consultation on revised charges for the National Residues Control Programme has been launched today (Wednesday 17 January) by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). The proposals will ensure that UK, Scottish and Welsh Government can continue to recover the full costs of delivering the National Residues Control Programme (NRCP) – a statutory programme designed to help identify residues of banned substances, veterinary medicines, and contaminants in... More
    Opened 17 January 2024
  • Consultation on removing the 16-week derogation period in egg marketing standards legislation in England and Scotland

    This consultation seeks views on a proposed legislative reform to the Egg Marketing Standards Regulation. The proposed change will simplify the regulation on the labelling of free-range eggs, enabling free-range eggs to be marketed as such for the duration of any mandatory housing measures in England and Scotland. More
    Opened 9 January 2024
  • Consultation on reforming the producer responsibility system for waste electrical and electronic equipment 2023

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013, which are intended to drive up levels of separately collected WEEE for re-use and recycling. The reforms will also support the drive towards a more circular economy by ensuring products are designed to have a lower environmental impact than those which we consume today. We want to ensure producers and distributors of electrical and electronic products finance... More
    Opened 28 December 2023
  • Call for evidence on reforming the producer responsibility system for waste electricals 2023

    The purpose of this call for evidence is to gather evidence and views to support reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 that go beyond the specific proposals set out in the accompanying consultation and impact assessment that were also published today. The evidence sought here will inform wider policy development intended to support the drive towards a more circular economy and Net Zero commitments by ensuring products are designed and discarded in a... More
    Opened 28 December 2023
  • Perthynas gytundebol yn niwydiant wyau’r DU

    Mae llywodraeth y DU wedi ymrwymo i fynd i’r afael ag annhegwch mewn cytundebau lle mae’n bodoli yn y gadwyn gyflenwi bwyd-amaeth. Yn Uwchgynhadledd O’r Fferm i'r Fforc y DU a gynhaliwyd yn Stryd Downing ar 16 Mai 2023, fe wnaethom gyhoeddi adolygiad newydd i degwch yn y gadwyn cyflenwi wyau. Mae’n adeiladu ar yr adolygiadau sydd eisoes ar waith gan ddefnyddio pwerau o dan a.29 o Ddeddf Amaethyddiaeth 2020 i wella tryloywder a threfniadau cytundebol teg yn y sectorau llaeth a moch.... More
    Closed 22 December 2023
  • Contractual relationships in the UK egg industry

    The UK government is committed to tackling contractual unfairness where it exists in the agri-food supply chain. At the UK Farm to Fork Summit held at Downing Street on 16 May 2023 we announced a new review into fairness in the egg supply chain. This builds on the reviews we already have underway using powers under s.29 Agriculture Act 2020 to improve transparency and fair contractual dealing in the dairy and pig sectors. The chicken egg sector has faced numerous significant... More
    Closed 22 December 2023
  • Open access restriction at Axe sluice to old ferry crossing point (case number 2022049667)

    Natural England are 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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the... More
    Closed 18 December 2023
  • Consultation on the review of the Crematoria Guidance PGN(5/12)

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed new guidance that will replace the existing crematoria guidance PG5/2(12). The proposed new guidance is included in Annex A of this document. The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have worked with industry and regulators, and have developed a number of measures that will further emissions from crematoria. These measures... More
    Closed 3 December 2023
  • Consultation on the proposed ban of the manufacture supply and sale of wet wipes containing plastic

    The UK Government, Welsh Government, Scottish Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland are all committed to tackling plastic pollution and its impact on our environment, economy and health. Our goal is to maximise resource efficiency and minimise plastic waste, by following the principles of the waste hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This includes moving away from a take, make, waste model and towards a circular economy for plastic.... More
    Closed 25 November 2023
  • Consultation on additional policies related to Simpler Recycling in England

    Following support at public consultation, the Environment Act 2021 amended the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to include new requirements relating to the separate collection of waste in England. In 2021 the government consulted on the detail to go into regulations, including on the materials in scope of collection, exemptions, and implementation dates. This consultation seeks views on related policies regarding the collection of waste from non-domestic premises and information to... More
    Closed 20 November 2023
  • Open access restriction at West Dart River Valley (case number 2005050806)

    Dartmoor 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) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to... More
    Closed 15 November 2023
  • Changes to Bovine Identification, Registration, and Movement in England

    An effective cattle [1] traceability system is essential to control the spread of infectious diseases. Failure to do so can have a devastating impact on the economy, international trade, and public health. The Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001 resulted in over 6 million cattle and sheep being culled and was estimated to have cost the UK economy £8 billion [2] . When we can identify and trace cattle to a location, we have... More
    Closed 15 November 2023
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