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  • Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SPA, Ramsar Site and SSSI

    Natural England has reviewed the suite of nature conservation designations in the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast area, including seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site. We have now notified an... More
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  • Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SSSI, SPA and Ramsar site

    Natural England has reviewed the suite of nature conservation designations in the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast area, including seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site. We have now notified an... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2018

    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
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  • Consultation on Draft Noise Action Plans, October 2018

    The Environmental Noise Directive (END) requires, on a five yearly cycle, the production of strategic noise maps, the preparation of Action Plans based on the results of the noise mapping, and consultation with the public on the contents of these Action Plans. The Action Plans are designed to... More
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  • Consultation on the Introduction of Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems for all licensed British fishing boats under 12 metres in length operating in English waters

    Defra are seeking your views on the introduction of Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems for all licensed British fishing boats under 12 metres in length operating in English waters. This consultation seeks to gain public views on the proposal to introduce Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems (I-VMS)... More
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  • Open access restriction at Coacher Cleugh (case number 2017128571)

    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
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  • Request for Views on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a UK statutory levy body, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. It delivers some important services to various industry sectors and parts of the UK. We are seeking your views to help us... More
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  • Consultation on improved enforcement of the Protected Food Name Scheme

    This consultation seeks your views on proposals by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to introduce regulations which will provide proportionate and effective enforcement for the Protected Food Names scheme in the form of civil sanctions. The proposed regulations will also... More
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  • Air Quality - Identification of taxi and private hire vehicles entering charging Clean Air Zones

    We want to know what you think about our solution to identify taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) entering or moving within a Clean Air Zone. This will require local authorities in England and Wales to share certain details on licensed taxis and PHVs to a central database. A Clean Air Zone is... More
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  • Consultation on establishing UK Geographical Indications (GI) schemes after exit

    This consultation sets out the proposals for the new UK GI schemes, which will bring the existing EU GI regulations into UK law via the Withdrawal Act. This covers the four separate GI schemes for; agri-food products, wines, aromatised wines and spirit drinks. This mechanism for bringing the... More
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  • Langdon Ridge SSSI

    Langdon Ridge is located in Essex and is notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 29 June 2018 for diverse mosaic of semi-natural habitats, including unimproved grasslands, broad-leaved woodlands, mature scrub, and species-rich hedgerows. You can submit your views via an online... More
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  • Open access restriction at Silence Mine (case number 2018088745)

    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 4 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Severn Wells Down (case number 2008100061)

    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 days ago
  • Consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood

    The Clean Air Strategy states that air pollution is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK. We often think of air pollution as being caused by transport or industrial level burning of fossil fuels. Now that the emissions from these sources has decreased, the... More
    Closed 4 days ago
  • Open access restriction at Godrevy, Cornwall (case number 2018078720)

    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 1 week ago
  • Call for Evidence: Brake, Tyre and Road Surface Wear

    The priority for air quality has been to address exceedances in nitrogen dioxide legal limits, due primarily to emissions of nitrogen oxides from road traffic. These emissions have been decreasing since 2010 but more remains to be done and the UK has ambitious targets in place to reduce... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Poole Harbour SSSI

    On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified additional land as part of the Poole Harbour as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), recognising the land is of importance for overwintering waterbirds and other interest features of the SSSI. Documents providing more information on both these... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Malvern Common SSSI

    On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified Malvern Common as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Malvern Common is located in Worcestershire, and is on the eastern flanks of the Malvern Hills and comprises a large open common area, with species-rich neutral grassland and rush... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Lazy Meadow SSSI

    On 24 May 2018 Natural England notified Lazy Meadow as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Lazy Meadow SSSI is located in Worcestershire and is the only known high quality example of nationally rare species-rich floodplain grassland remaining within the Vale of Evesham. You can... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • A ban on the commerical third-party sales of puppies and kittens in England

    The Government is consulting on plans to introduce a ban on the commercial third-party sales of puppies and kittens in England. Commercial third-party sellers are those who are licensed pet sellers, but are not licensed pet breeders; they will hold a licence under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Sustainable fisheries for future generations

    This White Paper ‘Sustainable fisheries for future generations’ sets out the government’s vision for future fisheries management and we want to hear your views. More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Extending the Use of Para-Veterinary Professional Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) to Perform Tuberculin Skin Testing of Cattle in England

    The use of para-veterinary professionals as Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) to perform tuberculin skin testing of cattle has been permitted in Great Britain since 2005. To date this has been restricted to a small number of suitably trained Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) staff under APHA... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Report to Parliament about Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities' (IFCAs) conduct and operation

    We are asking for evidence on how well IFCAs have worked to meet their duties in the last 4 years (September 2014 to September 2018). More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Consultation on the household waste duty of care

    At the start of 2018 the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Government published a consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector and introduce a new fixed penalty notice (FPN) for the householder waste Duty of Care.... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Fairness in the supply chain: Consultation on changes to carcase classification and price reporting by abattoirs in England

    Changes to carcase classification by abattoirs in England to improve fairness and price transparency for producers in the livestock sector are being consulted on. This follows the government’s response to the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) call for evidence, which closed earlier this... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Byelaws for Sites of Special Scientific Interest in England

    Natural England is inviting views on its proposed approach to considering the use of its existing SSSI byelaw-making powers provided by Section 28R of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act (as amended by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000). These byelaw-making powers are to be used... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Air quality: draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

    Last summer, we published our plans for reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the UK, setting out our approach to meeting the statutory limits for NO 2 . This draft of our Clean Air Strategy outlines our ambitions relating to reducing air pollution in the round, making our... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit

    When we leave the EU, we will be able to build on the successes achieved through our membership, and address the failures, to become a world-leading protector of the natural world. We have also published the 25 Year Environment Plan, which sets out this Government’s ambition for this to be the... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Call for Evidence: Non-Road Mobile Machinery and Red Diesel

    Non-road mobile machinery and red diesel Excluding use for agriculture, fishing vessels, home heating and static generators At Spring Statement 2018, the government announced a call for evidence on the use of rebated gas oil (often called red diesel) by non-road mobile machinery (NRMM - a... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Consultation on the Third Tranche of Marine Conservation Zones.

    This consultation is to seek your views on the proposals to designate 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) and to add new features for conservation in 1 2 existing MCZs . The UK is surrounded by some of the richest and most diverse sea... More
    Closed 3 months ago
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