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  • The biodiversity metric 2.0

    Natural England has been working with Government and other stakeholders to update and improve the 2012 Defra biodiversity metric for measuring biodiversity losses and gains. This updated metric is called the biodiversity metric 2.0 and it supersedes and replaces that earlier Defra biodiversity... More
    Closes 29 February 2020
  • Consultation on English reserve quota policy in 2020 and updates to the English Quota Management Rules

    We are consulting you about Defra’s policy on the allocation of reserve quota in England for 2020. We invite you to submit your views in response to the questions we have set out below. Please feel free to share this information with your members and colleagues. This... More
    Closes 2 March 2020
  • Open access restriction at Hollins Hill (case number 2014097377)

    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
    Closes 2 March 2020
  • Food origin labelling: enforcement

    The government is planning to introduce legislation that ensures we can enforce rules on labelling the Country of Origin or Place of Provenance of Primary Ingredients of Food where this is different to that of the food itself. The rules mean that, for example, a cheese labelled as being... More
    Closes 20 March 2020
  • Open access restriction at Old Lodge Nature Reserve (case number 2009030023)

    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 20 March 2020
  • Open access restriction at Bickerley Common (case number 2007020060)

    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 20 March 2020
  • Open access restriction at Sandy Point Nature Reserve (case number 2009030024)

    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 20 March 2020
  • Draft North West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plan Consultation

    Since 2016 the Draft North West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plan has been developed with stakeholders, providing a robust and evidence-based plan that is tailored to the economic, environmental and social needs of the north west inshore and offshore marine plan areas. The Draft... More
    Closes 6 April 2020
  • Draft South West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plan Consultation

    Since 2016 the Draft South West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plan has been developed with stakeholders, providing a robust and evidence-based plan that is tailored to the economic, environmental and social needs of the south west inshore and offshore marine plan areas. The Draft... More
    Closes 6 April 2020
  • Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan Consultation

    Since 2016 the Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan has been developed with stakeholders, providing a robust and evidence-based plan that is tailored to the economic, environmental and social needs of the south east inshore marine plan area. The Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan... More
    Closes 6 April 2020
  • Draft North East Inshore and Offshore Marine Plan Consultation

    Since 2016 the Draft North East Inshore and Offshore Marine Plan has been developed with stakeholders, providing a robust and evidence-based plan that is tailored to the economic, environmental and social needs of the north east inshore and offshore marine plan areas. The Draft... More
    Closes 6 April 2020
  • Environmental Land Management: policy discussion

    Our Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELM) will be the cornerstone of our new agricultural policy. It will transform how we support the agricultural sector by rewarding farmers, foresters and other land managers with public money for public goods. We are using this... More
    Closes 5 May 2020
  • Johnsons' Meadows

    Johnsons' Meadows is located in Leicestershire and was notified as an Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 31 January 2020. Johnsons' Meadows is a nationally important site because it supports the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) type MG5 crested dog’s-tail... More
    Closes 1 June 2020
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