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  • 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
    Closes 27 September 2021
  • Consultation on proposed changes to UK Wine Legislation

    This consultation seeks your views on three issues. First, on the Government’s proposals to remove the requirement for wine imported to Great Britain to be accompanied by a VI-1 certificate. Second, on proposed c hanges to the Food (Lot Marking) Regulations 1996... More
    Closes 29 September 2021
  • Open access restriction at Wayside Farm (Lower Horseshoes) case number 2006100011

    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... More
    Closes 30 September 2021
  • Open access restriction at Chawley Manor (case numbers 2012026254, 2006070033 and 2006040177)

    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... More
    Closes 30 September 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
    Closes 30 September 2021
  • Consultation on amendments to the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    This online survey is asking for views on a proposed restriction on the use of four phthalates in the manufacture of medical devices and monitoring and control equipment. This restriction is in the interests of public health and environmental protection. These substances have long been of... More
    Closes 12 October 2021
  • Commercial and Non-Commercial Movements of Pets into Great Britain

    We are seeking your views on the government’s proposed changes to the rules governing the commercial and non-commercial movement of pets (dogs, cats and ferrets) into Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) This does not include Northern Ireland. This is a joint consultation being issued... More
    Closes 16 October 2021
  • Open access restriction at Ludham and Potter Heigham Marshes NNR (case number 2016088212) 2

    The Broads 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
    Closes 18 October 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
    Closes 31 October 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
    Closes 31 October 2021
  • Local Nature Recovery Strategies: how to prepare and what to include

    Executive summary Local Nature Recovery Strategies are a new, England-wide system of spatial strategies that will establish priorities and map proposals for specific actions to drive nature’s recovery and provide wider environmental benefits. The requirement for there to be... More
    Closes 2 November 2021
  • Consultation on approach to beaver reintroduction and management in England

    We are seeking your views on our proposed approach to further reintroductions of beavers in England and the management of the species in the wild. The consultation sets out our proposed approach, including in relation to future releases into the wild, current and future releases into... More
    Closes 17 November 2021
  • UK Marine Strategy Part Three: Programme of Measures

    Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the updated programme of measures for the UK’s seas for each of the UK Marine Strategy descriptors. The UK Marine Strategy Regulations 2010 require the UK to take the necessary... More
    Closes 29 November 2021
  • A Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain

    This consultation has been launched by the governments of England, Scotland and Wales to inform Great Britain’s (GB) approach to plant biosecurity over the next five years. Your response will help inform the new GB Plant Biosecurity Strategy that will be published in 2022. More
    Closes 30 November 2021
  • Call for Evidence - Labelling for Animal Welfare

    One of the first things I did as a minister was to take the Agriculture Bill through Parliament. Now the Agriculture Act 2020, it has given us the legislative framework to set the basis for future farming policy. We will support farmers to improve the environment, increase animal health and... More
    Closes 6 December 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
    Closes 31 October 2022
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