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  • Consultation on the proposal to extend the Single-use Plastic bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p

    The purpose of this consultation is to find out what you think about our plans to extend the Single-use Carrier Bag Charge to all retailers. We also want to know what you think about increasing the minimum charge to 10p. These changes will build on the success of the... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Sunderland marina (case number 2013076871)

    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 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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.... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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.... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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.... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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.... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Storys Gair (case number 2018118769)

    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 2 months ago
  • Net gain

    We are seeking views on how we can improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work. If you would like to keep in contact with us to express interest in this, or any other Defra consultation, please... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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.... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Consultation on the draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure

    The government has identified an immediate need to increase resilience in the water sector to address pressure on water supplies. This pressure is increasing due to population growth, the impacts of climate change and the need to maintain sufficient water in our watercourses, lakes and wetlands... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 3 months ago
  • Landscapes Review: Call for Evidence

    The Government has asked for an independent review of England's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). You can find more about the work of the review and our Terms of Reference . Already the review team, led by Julian Glover and a panel with a range of experiences and... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Revisions to marine licensing exemptions

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions in the marine areas where the Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority, as administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). If you would like to... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Consultation on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations - Regulatory Triage Assessment

    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 4 months ago
  • Consultation on proposed amendments to regulations on the use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

    Seeking views on updating the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment regulations to bring the amended EU directive 2017/2102 into UK law. If you would like to keep in contact with us to express interest in this, or... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Food labelling: amending laws

    Introduction On 23 June 2016, the EU referendum took place and the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Government intervention in food information to consumers is necessary to correct retained EU law that will be incorporated into domestic law by the Withdrawal... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Consultation on proposals to ban the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, plastic - stemmed cotton buds and plastic drink stirrers in England.

    The purpose of this consultation is to gather views from stakeholders on the proposals to ban the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, plastic - stemmed cotton buds and plastic drink stirrers in England. The proposed ban aims to further protect the environment from plastic pollution. More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SSSI, SPA and Ramsar site

    Natural England has reviewed the suite of nature conservation designations in the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast area, including seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site. We have now notified an... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SPA, Ramsar Site and SSSI

    Natural England has reviewed the suite of nature conservation designations in the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast area, including seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site. We have now notified an... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2018

    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
    Closed 5 months ago
  • 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... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Consultation on Draft Noise Action Plans, October 2018

    The Environmental Noise Directive (END) requires, on a five yearly cycle, the production of strategic noise maps, the preparation of Action Plans based on the results of the noise mapping, and consultation with the public on the contents of these Action Plans. The Action Plans are designed to... More
    Closed 5 months ago
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