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  • Local Air Quality Management Call for Evidence - Designation of Relevant Public Authorities

    This call for evidence seeks views on designation of Relevant Public Authorities under amendments to Part IV of the Environment Act 1995. Through the Environment Bill, we are amending the Environment Act 1995 to improve local collaboration by ensuring responsibility for tackling air pollution is... More
    Closes 25 January 2021
  • Reducing ammonia emissions from urea fertilisers

    Ammonia is an air pollutant that is detrimental to our natural environment and is a pre-curser to particulate matter, which is detrimental to human health. Our statutory obligations to restore our degraded habitats and to reduce our ammonia emissions by 8% by 2020 and by 16% by 2030 mean that... More
    Closes 26 January 2021
  • Improvements to animal welfare in transport

    The current rules aimed at protecting animal welfare in transport are derived from directly applicable EU law, Council Regulation No 1/2005. The Regulation sets out the requirements that anyone transporting animals in connection with an economic activity must comply with. There are growing... More
    Closes 28 January 2021
  • Open access restriction at Stert Flats (case number 2014107416)

    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 29 January 2021
  • Open access restriction at Stert Point (case number 2014107415)

    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 29 January 2021
  • Primates as pets in England

    We are launching this consultation to seek your views on whether the Government should bring forward legislation to ban the keeping of primates as pets in England. A primate [1] is any member of the biological order Primates; this includes all the species commonly referred to as lemurs,... More
    Closes 6 February 2021
  • Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill

    Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill is located in Luton and was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 13 October 2020. Dallow Downs and Winsdon Hill is a nationally important site for its lowland calareous grassland and population of the nationally rare plant Great pignut... More
    Closes 15 February 2021
  • Cowslip Meadow

    Cowslip Meadow is located in Luton and was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 13 October 2020. Cowslip Meadow SSSI, covering an area of 6.36 ha, is a nationally important site for its species-rich lowland meadow and population of the Nationally Rare plant great... More
    Closes 15 February 2021
  • Cat and Dog Microchipping and Scanning in England

    We are launching this consultation to seek your views on proposals to make cat microchipping a compulsory requirement of cat ownership in England. We are also taking this opportunity to consult on the compulsory scanning of pets (dogs and cats) for microchips. More
    Closes 17 February 2021
  • Sustainable Use of Pesticides: Draft National Action Plan

    We want to know what you think about our draft revised UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides. The plan covers the next five years and aims to minimise the risks and impacts of pesticides to human health and the environment, while ensuring pests and pesticide resistance... More
    Closes 26 February 2021
  • Reigate Heath SSSI

    Reigate Heath is located in Surrey and was previously notified in 1986 as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Reigate Heath SSSI has now been extended under Section 28B of the Wildlife and Contryside Act 1981 and notified on 30 October 2020. Reigate Heath is a nationally important... More
    Closes 1 March 2021
  • Updating the UK Plan for Shipments of Waste

    The UK Plan for Shipments of Waste implements the UK government policy of self-sufficiency in waste disposal, by prohibiting imports and exports of waste to and from the UK for disposal. This policy is subject to some limited exceptions which are outlined in the UK Plan. The UK Plan was last... More
    Closes 1 March 2021
  • The regulation of genetic technologies

    This consultation is about the regulation of genetic technologies. It mainly focuses on the regulation of gene edited (GE) organisms possessing genetic changes which could have been introduced by traditional breeding. This is covered in part 1 of the consultation. ... More
    Closes 17 March 2021
  • Cotswold Water Park SSSI

    The Cotswold Water Park is a 40 square mile complex of 177 lakes formed by gravel workings on the borders of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. There are two principal blocks of lakes: a larger one in the west centred on Ashton Keynes and a smaller eastern one centred on Fairford,... More
    Closes 7 May 2021
  • Pinkworthy and Driver Farm SSSI

    Pinkworthy and Driver Farm is located in Somerset and was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 7 January 2021. Pinkworthy and Driver Farm SSSI is of special interest for its nationally important assemblage of grassland fungi its species-rich lowland dry... More
    Closes 7 May 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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