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  • Byelaws for Sites of Special Scientific Interest in England

    Natural England is inviting views on its proposed approach to considering the use of its existing SSSI byelaw-making powers provided by Section 28R of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act (as amended by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000). These byelaw-making powers are to be used... More
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  • Fairness in the supply chain: Consultation on changes to carcase classification and price reporting by abattoirs in England

    Changes to carcase classification by abattoirs in England to improve fairness and price transparency for producers in the livestock sector are being consulted on. This follows the government’s response to the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) call for evidence, which closed earlier this... More
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  • Consultation on the household waste duty of care

    At the start of 2018 the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Government published a consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector and introduce a new fixed penalty notice (FPN) for the householder waste Duty of Care.... More
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  • Report to Parliament about Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities' (IFCAs) conduct and operation

    We are asking for evidence on how well IFCAs have worked to meet their duties in the last 4 years (September 2014 to September 2018). More
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  • Extending the Use of Para-Veterinary Professional Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) to Perform Tuberculin Skin Testing of Cattle in England

    The use of para-veterinary professionals as Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) to perform tuberculin skin testing of cattle has been permitted in Great Britain since 2005. To date this has been restricted to a small number of suitably trained Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) staff under APHA... More
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  • Sustainable fisheries for future generations

    This White Paper ‘Sustainable fisheries for future generations’ sets out the government’s vision for future fisheries management and we want to hear your views. More
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  • Lazy Meadow SSSI

    On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified Lazy Meadow as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Lazy Meadow SSSI is located in Worcestershire and is the only known high quality example of nationally rare species-rich floodplain grassland remaining within the Vale of Evesham. You can... More
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  • Malvern Common SSSI

    On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified Malvern Common as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Malvern Common is located in Worcestershire, and is on the eastern flanks of the Malvern Hills and comprises a large open common area, with species-rich neutral grassland and rush... More
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  • Poole Harbour SSSI

    On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified additional land as part of the Poole Harbour as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), recognising the land is of importance for overwintering waterbirds and other interest features of the SSSI. Documents providing more information on both these... More
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  • Call for Evidence: Brake, Tyre and Road Surface Wear

    The priority for air quality has been to address exceedances in nitrogen dioxide legal limits, due primarily to emissions of nitrogen oxides from road traffic. These emissions have been decreasing since 2010 but more remains to be done and the UK has ambitious targets in place to reduce... More
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  • Consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood

    The Clean Air Strategy states that air pollution is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK. We often think of air pollution as being caused by transport or industrial level burning of fossil fuels. Now that the emissions from these sources has decreased, the... More
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  • Langdon Ridge SSSI

    Langdon Ridge is located in Essex and is notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 29 June 2018 for diverse mosaic of semi-natural habitats, including unimproved grasslands, broad-leaved woodlands, mature scrub, and species-rich hedgerows. You can submit your views via an online... More
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  • 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
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  • 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
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