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  • Open access restriction at Dungeness Beach (case number 2015128012)

    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 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Stonar Landfill Site (case number 2015117990)

    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 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Pegwell Bay & Sandwich Peninsula Salt marsh & flats (case numbers 2014097390 and 2014097392)

    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 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR and Sandwich Peninsula (case numbers 2014097391 and 2014097393)

    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 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Richborough Wharf (case number 2018058693)

    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 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Kingsdown Ranges (case number 2014107436)

    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 June 2021
  • Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    Moving towards a more circular economy, where resources are kept in use for as long as possible and waste is minimised, and ensuring the UK is a world leader in resource efficiency and resource productivity is a priority for Government [1] . Across the UK, consumers go through an... More
    Closed 4 June 2021
  • Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging

    Following strong support, Government committed to introduce packaging Extended Producer Responsibility following a further consultation. This second consultation focuses on specific policy proposals for its introduction, including the scope of full net costs, producer obligations, scheme... More
    Closed 4 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Robin Hood Quarry (case numbers 2017028331 and 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 3 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at South Teesdale (case number 2014087357)

    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 3 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Wilton 3 Quarry (case numbers 2016048135 and 2016068185)

    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 3 June 2021
  • Consultation on the Draft Policy Statement on Environmental Principles

    The landmark Environment Bill will create a duty on Ministers of the Crown to have due regard to the policy statement on environmental principles when making policy. This legally binding statement will see five environmental principles committed to by the UK Government to guide its work and... More
    Closed 2 June 2021
  • Open Access Restriction at Arkenshaw Burn (case number 2021029338)

    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
    Closed 1 June 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
  • Draft update to the UK National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

    We want to know what you think about our 2021 draft update to the UK National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The update covers “new POPs”, which have been more recently listed under the Stockholm Convention and were not... More
    Closed 14 May 2021
  • Open Access Restriction at The Forks (case number 2021019333)

    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
    Closed 13 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
  • Pinkworthy and Driver Farm SSSI

    Pinkworthy and Driver Farm is located in Somerset and was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 7 January 2021. Pinkworthy and Driver Farm SSSI is of special interest for its nationally important assemblage of grassland fungi its species-rich lowland dry... More
    Closed 7 May 2021
  • Implementing the Ivory Act

    The Ivory Act 2018, which received Royal Assent in 2018, will introduce one the toughest bans on elephant ivory sales in the world and showcase the UK as a global leader in animal conservation. When commenced, it will ban the dealing of items made of, or containing elephant ivory, regardless of... More
    Closed 4 May 2021
  • Amendments to the Flood Re Scheme

    We want to know what you think about our proposed amendments to the Flood Re Scheme. The joint government and industry Flood Re Scheme was designed to help households at high flood risk access affordable insurance. The proposed changes aim to: ... More
    Closed 26 April 2021
  • Bovine tuberculosis: call for views on possible future measures to accelerate disease eradication in England

    The end date for this call for views has been extended to 21st April 2021. In March 2020, the government published a response to Professor Sir Charles Godfray's review of England's Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) Strategy ('the Godfray Review'), setting out three top priorities for the next phase... More
    Closed 21 April 2021
  • ‘Best Available Techniques’– A future regime within the UK

    Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the UK Government the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are firmly committed to providing a future regime for the development of... More
    Closed 18 April 2021
  • Open access restriction at Ham Fuel Depot (case number 2006050235)

    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 14 April 2021
  • Open access restriction at Steart Peninsula (case number 2020049167)

    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 14 April 2021
  • Open access restriction at Silence Mine (case number 2018088745)

    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... More
    Closed 9 April 2021
  • Local factors in managing flood and coastal erosion risk and Property Flood Resilience - call for evidence

    In July 2020 the government announced its long-term plan to create a nation more resilient to future flood and coastal erosion risk in its Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Policy Statement [1] . This ambitious plan sets out five key commitments – supported by... More
    Closed 29 March 2021
  • Formal Consultation - MMO management of fishing 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 seeking views on the draft assessments and management measures proposed... More
    Closed 28 March 2021
  • Bovine tuberculosis: consultation on proposals to help eradicate the disease in England.

    This consultation closed on 24 March 2021. The Government's response to the consultation and associated annex can be found at the bottom of this page. The government published a response to the Godfray Review in March 2020, setting out three top priorities for the next phase of the... More
    Closed 24 March 2021
  • Consultation on amending domestic food legislation in England

    Consultation on amending certain domestic food legislation in England Relating to: Bread and Flour Regulations 1998; Products Containing Meat etc (England) Regulations 2014; Jam and Similar Products (England) Regulations 2003, Spreadable Fats etc. (England) Regulations... More
    Closed 22 March 2021
  • The regulation of genetic technologies

    This consultation is about the regulation of genetic technologies. It mainly focuses on the regulation of gene edited (GE) organisms possessing genetic changes which could have been introduced by traditional breeding. This is covered in part 1 of the consultation. ... More
    Closed 17 March 2021
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