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  • Open access restriction at Castle Beeny Farm (case number 2016058166)

    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 20 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Cheriton Wood (case number 2006040060)

    South Downs 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
    Closed 16 July 2021
  • Swanscombe Peninsula

    Swanscombe Peninsula Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Kent: Notification under section 28C (Enlargement) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Natural England has reviewed the notification of Bakers Hole SSSI, Kent and has enlarged the SSSI boundary... More
    Closed 12 July 2021
  • Consistency in Household and Business Recycling in England

    Increasing consistency in recycling will reduce confusion in the materials that can be collected for recycling at kerbside. Following on from the 2019 consultation, this consultation details specific policy proposals for increasing consistency in recycling collected from households, businesses... More
    Closed 4 July 2021
  • The Fur Market in Great Britain

    Fur farming has been banned in England and Wales since 2000 and in Scotland and Northern Ireland since 2002. We also have restrictions on the import of fur from domestic cats and dogs, from commercial seal hunts, and from wild animals trapped for their fur. Now that our future... More
    Closed 28 June 2021
  • Consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for England: Towards a Resource-Efficient Economy

    We are consulting on a new Waste Prevention Programme for England: Towards a Resource Efficient Economy that sets out priorities for action to manage our resources and waste in accordance with the waste hierarchy - which means preventing waste by amongst other things increasing reuse, repair... More
    Closed 10 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Kingsdown Ranges (case number 2014107436)

    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 7 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Richborough Wharf (case number 2018058693)

    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 7 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR and Sandwich Peninsula (case numbers 2014097391 and 2014097393)

    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 7 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Pegwell Bay & Sandwich Peninsula Salt marsh & flats (case numbers 2014097390 and 2014097392)

    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 7 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Stonar Landfill Site (case number 2015117990)

    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 7 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Dungeness Beach (case number 2015128012)

    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 7 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Dungeness NNR (case number 2019038847)

    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 7 June 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
    Closed 7 June 2021
  • Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging

    Following strong support, Government committed to introduce packaging Extended Producer Responsibility following a further consultation. This second consultation focuses on specific policy proposals for its introduction, including the scope of full net costs, producer obligations, scheme... More
    Closed 4 June 2021
  • Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    Moving towards a more circular economy, where resources are kept in use for as long as possible and waste is minimised, and ensuring the UK is a world leader in resource efficiency and resource productivity is a priority for Government [1] . Across the UK, consumers go through an... More
    Closed 4 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Wilton 3 Quarry (case numbers 2016048135 and 2016068185)

    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 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at South Teesdale (case number 2014087357)

    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 June 2021
  • Open access restriction at Robin Hood Quarry (case numbers 2017028331 and 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 3 June 2021
  • Consultation on the Draft Policy Statement on Environmental Principles

    The landmark Environment Bill will create a duty on Ministers of the Crown to have due regard to the policy statement on environmental principles when making policy. This legally binding statement will see five environmental principles committed to by the UK Government to guide its work and... More
    Closed 2 June 2021
  • Open Access Restriction at Arkenshaw Burn (case number 2021029338)

    The Forestry Commission 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
    Closed 1 June 2021
  • Draft update to the UK National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

    We want to know what you think about our 2021 draft update to the UK National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The update covers “new POPs”, which have been more recently listed under the Stockholm Convention and were not... More
    Closed 14 May 2021
  • Open Access Restriction at The Forks (case number 2021019333)

    The Forestry Commission 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
    Closed 13 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
    Closed 7 May 2021
  • Implementing the Ivory Act

    The Ivory Act 2018, which received Royal Assent in 2018, will introduce one the toughest bans on elephant ivory sales in the world and showcase the UK as a global leader in animal conservation. When commenced, it will ban the dealing of items made of, or containing elephant ivory, regardless of... More
    Closed 4 May 2021
  • Amendments to the Flood Re Scheme

    We want to know what you think about our proposed amendments to the Flood Re Scheme. The joint government and industry Flood Re Scheme was designed to help households at high flood risk access affordable insurance. The proposed changes aim to: ... More
    Closed 26 April 2021
  • Bovine tuberculosis: call for views on possible future measures to accelerate disease eradication in England

    The end date for this call for views has been extended to 21st April 2021. In March 2020, the government published a response to Professor Sir Charles Godfray's review of England's Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) Strategy ('the Godfray Review'), setting out three top priorities for the next phase... More
    Closed 21 April 2021
  • ‘Best Available Techniques’– A future regime within the UK

    Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the UK Government the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are firmly committed to providing a future regime for the development of... More
    Closed 18 April 2021
  • Open access restriction at Steart Peninsula (case number 2020049167)

    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 14 April 2021
  • Open access restriction at Ham Fuel Depot (case number 2006050235)

    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 14 April 2021
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