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  • Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2019

    The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 establish a system in which producers of equipment are required to finance the cost of collection, treatment, recovery and recycling of WEEE arising from private households. The WEEE Regulations establish a system of annual... More
    Closed 11 November 2019
  • Open access restriction at Waskerley Park and Wolsingham Park Moor (case number 2005030195)

    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 31 October 2019
  • Open access restriction at Hulne Park (case number 2005070107)

    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 31 October 2019
  • Proposal for an alternative method for ageing sheep at slaughter

    We want your views on our proposal to amend English and Welsh legislation on ageing sheep for the removal of certain body parts at slaughter. Sheep over 12 months of age need these parts to be removed to protect public health. The amendment would allow abattoirs to choose an alternative... More
    Closed 31 October 2019
  • Highly Protected Marine Areas - Call for Evidence

    As part of the UK government’s commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it, an independent review of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) - which represent the upper end of environmental protection - was publicly launched on the 8 June 2019. The 6... More
    Closed 31 October 2019
  • Open access restriction at Hook Links (Hook Links & Warsash LNR) case number 2004090138

    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 25 October 2019
  • National Food Strategy - Call for Evidence

    On 27 June, Defra’s Secretary of State commissioned Henry Dimbleby to conduct an independent review to help the government create its first National Food Strategy for 75 years. The purpose of the review is to address the environmental and health problems caused by our food... More
    Closed 25 October 2019
  • Open access restriction at Kingstanding Training Facility (case number 2009030025)

    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 25 October 2019
  • Measures to reduce personal water use

    Climate change, population increases, environmental requirements and a growing demand for water will mean that, in the future, there will be substantial pressure on surface and groundwater supplies, less water available per person and a significant likelihood of more frequent, severe droughts.... More
    Closed 11 October 2019
  • Open access restriction at Gorple (case number 2004120067)

    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 4 October 2019
  • Open access restriction at Angram Moor (case number 2004120083)

    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 4 October 2019
  • Open access restriction at Stanbury Moor (case number 2004110039)

    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 4 October 2019
  • Open access restriction at Ros Hill (case number 2004120055)

    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 27 September 2019
  • Fishing quota allocation: Developing a new approach for allocating additional fishing quota in England

    Following Brexit, we will negotiate with the EU and coastal states for a fairer share of fishing opportunities. In the fisheries white paper, Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations we set out plans to promote a more competitive, profitable and sustainable fishing... More
    Closed 13 September 2019
  • Management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in England and Wales

    Invasive alien species challenge the survival of some of our rarest species, and damage some of our most sensitive ecosystems. The impacts of invasive alien species on our domestic and global biodiversity are severe and growing. They also have an impact across a range of industries and... More
    Closed 12 September 2019
  • Open access restriction at Woodhill Caravan Park (case number 2014107432)

    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 11 September 2019
  • Open access restriction at Sandy Gulls and Trimingham House Caravan Park (case number 2014117438)

    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 11 September 2019
  • Open access restriction at Laburnham Caravan Park and Beeston Regis Caravan & Camping Site (case number 2014117440)

    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 11 September 2019
  • Consultation on revision to Harbour Order application fees

    A consultation on proposals to revise the Harbour Order (HO) fees applied in England and the Port of Milford Haven (a reserved trust port) has been launched. Current fees for applications do not reflect the actual costs to the MMO in determining HO applications nor do they recognise the... More
    Closed 10 September 2019
  • Non-Elephant Ivory Trade

    This call for evidence concerns the trade in ivory from species other than elephants taking place within the UK, and exports from and imports into the UK. The species in scope of this call for evidence are: Common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) Killer whale, also... More
    Closed 22 August 2019
  • Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion

    This call for evidence focusses on some specific flood and coastal erosion policy questions that the government would like additional evidence on. They are: What we understand by the term “resilience” – asking how the term resilience is currently used, and whether the... More
    Closed 19 August 2019
  • Consultation: Western Waters demersal for scallop fishing effort swap in FAO area VII

    The Marine Management Organisation, on behalf of the UK’s Fisheries Administrations (Marine Scotland, Welsh Government, DAERA Northern Ireland) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is seeking your views on a proposed trade in effort between the UK scallop... More
    Closed 17 August 2019
  • Open access restriction at Ros Hill (case number 2004120055)

    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 August 2019
  • Open access restriction at Willyshaw Rigg (case number 2009050253)

    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 12 July 2019
  • Agricultural tenancy consultation and call for evidence on mortgage restrictions and repossession protections for agricultural land in England

    We are seeking views on options for reform of agricultural tenancy law in England which could remove barriers to productivity improvements and facilitate structural change in the tenant farming sector. We are also calling for evidence and views on two matters: whether current... More
    Closed 2 July 2019
  • Open access restriction at Twin Oaks (case number 2009040042)

    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 28 June 2019
  • Marine Strategy Part One: UK Updated Assessment and Good Environmental Status

    Defra, the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the UK’s updated assessment of the progress made towards achieving Good Environmental Status for UK Seas and the proposed objectives,... More
    Closed 20 June 2019
  • Open access restriction at Diggle Rifle Range (case number 2014037141)

    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)... More
    Closed 10 June 2019
  • Open access restriction at West Nab (case number 2014037142)

    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)... More
    Closed 10 June 2019
  • Open access restriction at Deer Hill Site A (case number 2004060106)

    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 10 June 2019
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