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  • Enforcement of the Ivory Act 2018

    In 2018 the Government introduced legislation that would ban commercial dealing in elephant ivory in the UK. The resulting Ivory Act 2018 (hereafter “the Act”) received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018. It supports the Government’s objective of protecting elephants for future generations by... More
    Closed 19 September 2021
  • Dearne Valley Wetlands SSSI

    Dearne Valley Wetlands is notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 13 May 2021. Dearne Valley Wetlands SSSI is an area of post-industrial urban fringe in South Yorkshire, near Barnsley, and comprises large areas of open water and associated wetland and woodland habitat... More
    Closed 13 September 2021
  • Open access restriction at Quarry Wood (case number 2005010080)

    The Yorkshire Dales 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 12 September 2021
  • Open access restriction at Grassington Moor (case number 2004120076)

    The Yorkshire Dales 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 12 September 2021
  • Open access restriction at Wood End Hubberholme (case number 2004120016)

    The Yorkshire Dales 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 12 September 2021
  • Consultation on extending the Ivory Act to other species

    We are launching this consultation to seek your views on whether the Government should bring forward legislation to extend the ban on the commercial dealing of elephant ivory in the UK to other ivory bearing species (non-elephant ivory). In the 25 Year Environment Plan, the UK... More
    Closed 11 September 2021
  • Consultation on amending the Civil Procedure Rules to establish environmental review

    We are inviting your views on amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) which will be required to establish environmental review in the High Court. Environmental review will be the bespoke litigation mechanism for the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) and is provided for in the... More
    Closed 6 September 2021
  • Management of Under 15m Scallop Fleet

    We are now an independent coastal State. We are committed to developing a world-class fisheries management system. It will embrace sustainable fishing and support a diverse, profitable and sustainable fleet which serves the needs of coastal communities and the UK economy. One... More
    Closed 30 August 2021
  • Latent capacity in the over 10m scallop and shellfish fleet

    We are now an independent coastal State. We are committed to developing a world-class fisheries management system. It will embrace sustainable fishing and support a diverse, profitable and sustainable fleet which serves the needs of coastal communities and the UK economy. One... More
    Closed 30 August 2021
  • Fisheries: UK Celtic Sea Nephrops-directed fisheries technical measures

    The government’s objectives in the Celtic Sea mixed fishery are to improve selectivity in the fishery as a whole, help enable depleted stocks such as cod and whiting to recover, and to enable the continuation of a sustainable fishery. Following engagement with industry, the UK developed a... More
    Closed 13 August 2021
  • Direct Payments to farmers: Lump sum exit scheme and delinked payments in England

    Foreword There are many things that make the farming business unique but one of the most powerful is that most farmers have an emotional connection with their land. For farmers, home is more than just the house they live in. In many cases land has been in the same family for generations.... More
    Closed 11 August 2021
  • Open Access Restriction at Blind Sike (case number 2021069441)

    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 8 August 2021
  • Open Access Restriction at Humble Hill 2 (case number 2021069438)

    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 3 August 2021
  • Open access restriction at Flinty Fell (case number 2021079445)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Hole Head & Guy’s Moss (case number 2005090326)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at North of Coanwood Common (case number 2008100116)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Teesdale Allotments (case number 2021059431)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at The Allotments (case number 2021059432)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Widdybank Fell (case number 2005090267)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Teesdale Allotments (case number 2010075582)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Atkinsons Peat Moss (case number 2021059430)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at West Allotment Langdon (case number 2021079448)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Rotherhope North & South (case number 2021079447)

    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 30 July 2021
  • Open access restriction at Red Carle Allotment (case number 2021079446)

    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 30 July 2021
  • 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
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