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  • Improvements to animal welfare in transport

    The current rules aimed at protecting animal welfare in transport are derived from directly applicable EU law, Council Regulation No 1/2005. The Regulation sets out the requirements that anyone transporting animals in connection with an economic activity must comply with. There are growing... More
    Opened 3 December 2020
  • Open access restriction at Stiperstones National Nature Reserve (case numbers: 2014107424, 2014107425, 2014107426, 2014107427, 2014107428, 2014107429, 2014107430 and 2014107431)

    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 12 November 2020
  • Open access restriction at Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve (case numbers: 2015118003 and 2015118004)

    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 10 November 2020
  • Open access restriction at Delacroix (case number 2016018022)

    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 10 November 2020
  • Reducing ammonia emissions from urea fertilisers

    Ammonia is an air pollutant that is detrimental to our natural environment and is a pre-curser to particulate matter, which is detrimental to human health. Our statutory obligations to restore our degraded habitats and to reduce our ammonia emissions by 8% by 2020 and by 16% by 2030 mean that... More
    Opened 3 November 2020
  • Reigate Heath SSSI

    Reigate Heath is located in Surrey and was previously notified in 1986 as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Reigate Heath SSSI has now been extended under Section 28B of the Wildlife and Contryside Act 1981 and notified on 30 October 2020. Reigate Heath is a nationally important... More
    Opened 30 October 2020
  • Call for evidence - MMO assessment of fishing and non-licensable activity impacts in Marine Protected Areas

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is the government’s principal regulator for most activities in English waters. This includes the management of activities in marine protected areas (MPAs). We are currently seeking views on the draft assessments for four offshore and... More
    Opened 28 October 2020
  • Fisheries: Remote Electronic (REM) Monitoring Call for Evidence

    From January 2021, at the end of the transition period, the UK will, as an independent coastal State, control and manage the resources in our waters. With a new way paved for our country, our marine environment and our fishing industry, it is important to think about long-term ambitions. ... More
    Opened 19 October 2020
  • Cowslip Meadow

    Cowslip Meadow is located in Luton and was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 13 October 2020. Cowslip Meadow SSSI, covering an area of 6.36 ha, is a nationally important site for its species-rich lowland meadow and population of the Nationally Rare plant great... More
    Opened 13 October 2020
  • Fisheries economic link licence condition in England

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposals to strengthen the economic link condition in order to increase benefits of UK fishing quotas across the UK and, in particular, to coastal communities. More
    Opened 13 October 2020
  • Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill

    Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill is located in Luton and was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 13 October 2020. Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill is a nationally important site for its lowland calareous grassland and population of the nationally rare plant Great pignut... More
    Opened 13 October 2020
  • Fisheries: Quota allocation and management in 2021 and beyond: England and the Crown Dependencies

    In January 2021, at the end of the transition period, the UK will be an independent coastal State with rights under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to control and manage the resources in our waters. We will have left the Common Fisheries Policy and will no longer be bound by the EU’s... More
    Opened 13 October 2020
  • Fisheries: Apportioning additional quota between the UK administrations: UK and the Crown Dependencies

    In January 2021, at the end of the transition period, the UK will be an independent coastal State with rights and duties under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to control and manage the resources in our waters. We will have left the Common Fisheries Policy and will no longer be bound... More
    Opened 13 October 2020
  • Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2020

    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 WEEE Regulations establish a system of annual... More
    Opened 12 October 2020
  • Local Air Quality Management Call for Evidence - Designation of Relevant Public Authorities

    This call for evidence seeks views on designation of Relevant Public Authorities under amendments to Part IV of the Environment Act 1995. Through the Environment Bill, we are amending the Environment Act 1995 to improve local collaboration by ensuring responsibility for tackling air pollution is... More
    Opened 5 October 2020
  • UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register: National Implementation Report 2021

    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Implementation of the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) under the Kiev Protocol – Call for views October 2020 Introduction The UK has a publicly available inventory... More
    Opened 5 October 2020
  • Aarhus National Implementation Report 2021

    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
    Opened 5 October 2020
  • Open access restriction at Stodmarsh NNR (case number 2015067839 & 2015067840)

    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 29 September 2020
  • Open access restriction at Pevensey Levels NNR (case number 2015027550)

    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 29 September 2020
  • Open Access Restriction at Wellhaugh (case number 2020089269)

    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 28 September 2020
  • Open Access Restriction at Stower Hill (case number 2020079265)

    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 28 September 2020
  • Due diligence on forest risk commodities

    It is vital that the recovery from COVID-19 helps us to build a greener, fairer and more resilient global economy. Protecting precious forest environments is central to tackling climate change, ensuring that people have secure livelihoods, and protecting the natural systems on which we all... More
    Opened 25 August 2020
  • Updated UK Marine Strategy Part Two: marine monitoring

    Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the updated marine monitoring programmes for the state of the UK’s seas for each of the UK Marine Strategy descriptors. The consultation document sets out the... More
    Opened 25 August 2020
  • Consultation on the Waste Management Plan for England

    We are seeking views on a revised draft Waste Management Plan for England (the Plan). Under the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 the Government is required to review the Plan every 6 years. The content of the Plan is determined by the requirements of Schedule 1 to the Waste (England and... More
    Opened 20 August 2020
  • Open access restriction at Turncliff Common (case number 2005020163)

    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 20 August 2020
  • Open access restriction at Calderdale - Soyland Moor (case number 2005030003)

    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 20 August 2020
  • 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
  • Open access restriction at Foxgloves (formerly known as Mistlehall Farm) case number 2010065568

    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 11 August 2020
  • Open access restriction at Foxgloves (formerly known as Mistlehall Farm) case number 2010065567

    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 11 August 2020
  • Designation of an area of the River Wharfe at Ilkley as a bathing water

    The Bathing Water Regulations (S.I.2013/1675) ("the Regulations") define a bathing water as a surface water where "...the Secretary of State expects a large number of people to bathe, having regard in particular to past trends and any infrastructure or facilities provided, or other measures... More
    Opened 7 August 2020
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