Find Consultations

  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127015)

    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 March 2019
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127021)

    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 March 2019
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127023)

    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 March 2019
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127024)

    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 March 2019
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127020)

    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 March 2019
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013127022)

    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 March 2019
  • Open access restriction at Humberhead Peatlands NNR (case number 2013056744)

    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 March 2019
  • Open access restriction at Bloodybush Road - Lewisburn (case number 2019018800)

    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... More
    Closed 14 March 2019
  • National Air Pollution Control Programme consultation

    Under the National Emissions Ceiling Directive and the transposing domestic legislation The National Emissions Ceiling Regulations (2018) the Secretary of State is required to prepare and publish a UK National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) by 1 st April 2019. S ... More
    Closed 14 March 2019
  • Open access restriction at White Side (case number 2018118768)

    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... More
    Closed 14 March 2019
  • Open Access Restriction at Beacon Hill (case number 2019018804)

    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... More
    Closed 14 March 2019
  • Open access restriction at Drove Rigg (case number 2019018784)

    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... More
    Closed 13 March 2019
  • Improving our management of water in the environment

    We have seen a significant improvement in the water environment and in resilience to flood and drought in recent years. In 2018, 97.9% of bathing waters passed minimum quality standards with 92.4% of these achieving the highest standards of Good or Excellent status. The number of serious... More
    Closed 12 March 2019
  • Proposal to remove Allonby South from the list of designated bathing waters

    The Bathing Water Regulations protect bathers' health at popular beaches and inland waters by requiring water quality to be monitored for intestinal enterococci and E.coli during the bathing season, which in England runs from 15 May to 30 September. The Regulations apply to waters that are used... More
    Closed 28 February 2019
  • Consultation on Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands

    This consultation seeks views on the UK government’s proposals to introduce four new measures designed to increase transparency and accountability in the process of felling street trees and to strengthen the Forestry Commission’s power to tackle illegal tree felling. Two of... More
    Closed 28 February 2019
  • Open access restriction at Sunderland marina (case number 2013076871)

    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 22 February 2019
  • Consultation on the proposal to extend the Single-use Plastic bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p

    The purpose of this consultation is to find out what you think about our plans to extend the Single-use Carrier Bag Charge to all retailers. We also want to know what you think about increasing the minimum charge to 10p. These changes will build on the success of the... More
    Closed 22 February 2019
  • Open access restriction at Sunderland yacht club (case number 2013076869)

    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 22 February 2019
  • Open access restriction at Halstead, Catlow, Lambhill, Crasdale, Whitendale, Brennand, Sykes, Hareden, Saddle End Farms (case number 2009020076)

    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 15 February 2019
  • Open access restriction at Longridge Fell (case number 2009020077)

    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 15 February 2019
  • Open access restriction at Boulsworth Hill 1 (case number 2009020075)

    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 15 February 2019
  • Open access restriction at Boulsworth Hill (case number 2009020073)

    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 15 February 2019
  • Open access restriction at Storys Gair (case number 2018118769)

    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... More
    Closed 13 February 2019
  • Net gain

    We are seeking views on how we can improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work. If you would like to keep in contact with us to express interest in this, or any other Defra consultation, please... More
    Closed 10 February 2019
  • Open access restriction at Hemyock Common (case number 2013036672)

    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 8 February 2019
  • Consultation on the draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure

    The government has identified an immediate need to increase resilience in the water sector to address pressure on water supplies. This pressure is increasing due to population growth, the impacts of climate change and the need to maintain sufficient water in our watercourses, lakes and wetlands... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Landscapes Review: Call for Evidence

    The Government has asked for an independent review of England's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). You can find more about the work of the review and our Terms of Reference . Already the review team, led by Julian Glover and a panel with a range of experiences and... More
    Closed 18 December 2018
  • Revisions to marine licensing exemptions

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions in the marine areas where the Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority, as administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). If you would like to... More
    Closed 14 December 2018
  • Consultation on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations - Regulatory Triage Assessment

    The 2013 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (‘the 2013 WEEE Regulations’) implement the requirements of the WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU). In particular, they ensure that producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) finance the cost of collection,... More
    Closed 7 December 2018
  • Food labelling: amending laws

    Introduction On 23 June 2016, the EU referendum took place and the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Government intervention in food information to consumers is necessary to correct retained EU law that will be incorporated into domestic law by the Withdrawal... More
    Closed 4 December 2018
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