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  • 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 January 2022
  • Consultation on proposals to ban commonly littered single-use plastic items in England

    The Government is committed to leaving our environment in a better state than we found it and protecting it for future generations. The 25 Year Environment Plan, published in January 2018, outlines the steps we will take to achieve that, including eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042. ... More
    Closes 12 February 2022
  • Call for evidence on commonly littered and problematic plastic items

    The Government is committed to leaving our environment in a better state than we found it and protecting it for future generations. The 25 Year Environment Plan, published in January 2018, outlines the steps we will take to achieve that, including eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042. ... More
    Closes 12 February 2022
  • Open access restriction at Chawley Manor (case numbers 2012026254) (2nd)

    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 23 February 2022
  • Implementing due diligence on forest risk commodities

    We are consulting on the implementation of world-leading due diligence provisions in the Environment Act to help tackle illegal deforestation in UK supply chains. The UK Government introduced these provisions in November 2020 following widespread support to our previous public consultation. ... More
    Closes 11 March 2022
  • Ending the retail sale of peat in horticulture in England and Wales

    We want to know what you think about our proposed measures to end the retail sale of peat in England and Wales. Peatlands are an iconic feature of our landscapes and the UK’s largest stores of carbon. They also provide vital ecosystem services including supplying UK drinking water,... More
    Closes 18 March 2022
  • Consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation

    We want to know what you think about how biodiversity net gain will work in practice. This consultation sets out our proposals and asks questions about how biodiversity net gain will be applied to Town and Country Planning Act development, and, at a higher level, Nationally Significant... More
    Closes 5 April 2022
  • Government response to the Landscapes Review

    Implementing some aspects of our response to the review will require changes to legislation, subject to securing parliamentary time. We are seeking public views on support for these proposed legislative changes, and their potential effects on different groups and interests. We are also interested... More
    Closes 9 April 2022
  • Consultation on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (Ymgynghoriad ar y Cyd-ddatganiad drafft ar Bysgodfeydd)

    We are seeking your views on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS). It has been developed by the four UK fisheries policy authorities (the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern... More
    Closes 12 April 2022
  • Introduction of mandatory digital waste tracking

    Over 200 million tonnes of waste is produced in the UK each year [1] but there is currently no single or comprehensive way of tracking it, with legislation relating to the transport, management and description of waste being introduced separately over the last 30 or so years. ... More
    Closes 15 April 2022
  • Consultation on the reform of the waste carrier, broker, dealer registration system in England

    The current carriers, brokers and dealers (“CBD”) regime [1] requires any person or business that transports waste, buys and sells waste, or arranges the transportation of waste in England to be registered with the Environment Agency as a waste carrier, broker or dealer ... More
    Closes 15 April 2022
  • 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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