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  • Code of Practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on a new statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Meat Chickens and Meat Breeding Chickens, for England . The purpose of the existing statutory code is to provide owners and keepers of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens with... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Open access restriction at Titchwell Nature Reserve (case number 2007040001)

    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
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Consultation on proposals to simplify surveillance testing in the High Risk Area of England and other disease control measures

    Bovine TB is the most pressing and costly animal health problem in the UK. The disease threatens our cattle industry and presents a risk to other livestock, as well as wildlife species, pets and humans.The Government remains determined to eradicate bovine TB. This is the latest in a... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Mandatory Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) recording in slaughterhouses

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on a proposal for mandatory CCTV recording in slaughterhouses for animal welfare purposes, in line with the Government's manifesto commitment. The objective of the proposal is to improve animal welfare in slaughterhouses and provide assurance... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Open access restriction at Holme Dunes Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) (case number 2007080088)

    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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Holme Bird Observatory (case number 2005040189)

    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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Water supply and sewerage licensing: updating security and emergency measures directions

    Under section 208 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (“WIA 91”) , Defra’s Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers can issue general or specific directions to water and sewerage undertakers (undertakers) and to water supply and/or sewerage licensees (licensees) in the interests of national... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Aarhus National Implementation Report 2017

    The UK is a Party to the Aarhus Convention, a UNECE treaty which provides for access to information, public participation in decision making and access to justice in environmental matters. More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Walberswick Common and surrounding sites (case number 2007020109)

    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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Westleton Heath (case number 2007020105)

    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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Dunwich Heath (case number 2007020106)

    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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Brick Kiln Walks (case number 2007020104)

    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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Marshalling Yard, East Dean (case number 2006030177)

    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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Mid Cornwall Moors SSSI

    Parts of the Mid Cornwall Moors were notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on 23 February 2017 recognising the national importance of the semi-natural habitats. You can submit your views via an online survey, by email or post. Before you submit your views, we recommend... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Reducing litter: Penalties for environmental offences

    This consultation seeks your views on proposals by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to: Increase the levels for section 88 fixed penalties in the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for littering and other environmental offences; Change the provision for how... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Improving air quality: national plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities

    The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are seeking views on a revised Plan to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide around roads within the shortest possible time - the most... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Robin Hood Quarries (case numbers 2017028331 & 2017038361)

    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
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Consultation on changes to the identification of equines

    This consultation concerns the introduction of new equine identification regulations in England. It seeks views on our proposals for the implementation of the revised EU regulation on the rules for the identification of equines in England. This revised regulation, EU regulation 2015/262, came... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Banning the landing of egg-bearing lobsters and crawfish in England

    Defra is seeking views on the proposal to ban the landing of egg-bearing (also known as ‘berried’) lobsters and crawfish in England. More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Proposal to remove Instow from the list of designated bathing waters

    The Bathing Water Regulations (S.I.2013/1675) protect bathers' health at popular beaches and inland waters by setting microbial standards for water quality and requiring it to be monitored during the bathing season for compliance with these standards. In England the bathing season runs from 15... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Dersingham Bog (case numbers 2006120054 & 2006120055)

    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
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Eweleaze Farm (case number 2012056425)

    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
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Weymouth Beach and Promenade (case number 2012056430)

    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
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Furzy Cliff (case number 2012056428)

    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
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Open access restriction at Nothe (case number 2012056427)

    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
    Closed 6 months ago
  • The UK National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants - 2017

    The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). These chemicals persist in the environment, can bioaccumulate and biomagnify in food chain organisms including humans and are toxic. They also have the potential to... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Consultation on England Local Authority Environmental Permitting Fees and charges Scheme

    The Government has been conducting a review of Local Authority (LA) environmental permitting fees and charges for regulation of industrial plant in England. LAs regulate certain industrial facilities providing permits which set conditions to control, minimise or avoid local pollution and which... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Designation of eight beaches in Cornwall as bathing waters

    Following an application from Cornwall Council we are considering eight beaches for designation as bathing waters under the Bathing Water Directive: Booby's Bay, near St Merryn Godrevy, The Towans, near Hayle (this should not be confused with the bathing water at The Towans... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Designation of Manor Steps beach, Bournemouth as a bathing water

    We have received an application from Bournemouth Borough Council for Manor Steps beach in Bournemouth to be designated as a bathing water under the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC). Bathing waters are beaches or inland waters that are popular for bathing, where the Environment Agency monitors... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • The Government's strategic priorities and objectives for Ofwat

    We are seeking your views on a new Strategic Policy Statement (SPS) to Ofwat, which sets out the government’s strategic priorities and objectives for Ofwat’s regulation of the water sector in England. In accordance with Section 2A of the Water Industry Act 1991 (as amended), Ofwat must... More
    Closed 6 months ago
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