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  • 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
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  • 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
    Closes in 3 weeks
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
    Closes in 4 weeks
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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
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  • Consultation on Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands

    This consultation seeks views on the UK government’s proposals to introduce four new measures designed to increase transparency and accountability in the process of felling street trees and to strengthen the Forestry Commission’s power to tackle illegal tree felling. Two of... More
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  • Proposal to remove Allonby South from the list of designated bathing waters

    The Bathing Water Regulations protect bathers' health at popular beaches and inland waters by requiring water quality to be monitored for intestinal enterococci and E.coli during the bathing season, which in England runs from 15 May to 30 September. The Regulations apply to waters that are used... More
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  • Improving our management of water in the environment

    We have seen a significant improvement in the water environment and in resilience to flood and drought in recent years. In 2018, 97.9% of bathing waters passed minimum quality standards with 92.4% of these achieving the highest standards of Good or Excellent status. The number of serious... More
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  • South East Marine Plan Iteration 3 Engagement

    The South East Marine Plan policies have been developed with supporting text covering the What, Where, When, Why, Who and How to implement. These policies are also supported by a signposting section which sets out relevant legislation, policy, cross border planning requirements and other... More
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  • North West Marine Plan Iteration 3 Engagement

    The North West Marine Plan policies have been developed with supporting text covering the What, Where, When, Why, Who and How to implement. These policies are also supported by a signposting section which sets out relevant legislation, policy, cross border planning requirements and other... More
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  • South West Marine Plan Iteration 3 Engagement

    The South West Marine Plan policies have been developed with supporting text covering the What, Where, When, Why, Who and How to implement. These policies are also supported by a signposting section which sets out relevant legislation, policy, cross border planning requirements and other... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • North East Marine Plan Iteration 3 Engagement

    The North East Marine Plan policies have been developed with supporting text covering the What, Where, When, Why, Who and How to implement. These policies are also supported by a signposting section which sets out relevant legislation, policy, cross border planning requirements and other... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • 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
    Closes in 4 months
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