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  • Consultation on proposals for the deer management strategy (consultation now closed)

    The consultation seeks views on the key proposals to ensure the sustainable management of the English deer population and a reduction of the impacts of deer on the natural environment. These proposals include reviewing the evidence base, current barriers to effective management, relevant legislation, regulation and incentives as well as developing sector capacity, skills and markets. More
    Closed 2 September 2022
  • Open access restriction at Gittisham Hill (case numbers 2017098517 and 2017108538)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to... More
    Closed 2 September 2022
  • Consultation on Extending the UK REACH Submission Deadlines

    We would like to know what you think about our proposed measure to extend the current UK REACH submission deadlines for transitional registrations. The UK REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation [1] is one of the main pieces of legislation for the regulation of chemicals in Great Britain. It established the UK REACH regime (UK REACH), which regulates the use of substances in Great Britain as EU... More
    Closed 1 September 2022
  • Consultation on charging fees for applications for exemptions to the Restrictions of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regime

    The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (RoHS Regulations) restricts the use of 10 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the sound recovery and disposal of waste. Industry can apply for exemptions to allow the supply of products using one or more of the restricted substances above the... More
    Closed 26 August 2022
  • Open access restriction at Holme Bird Observatory (case number 2005040189)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to... More
    Closed 23 August 2022
  • Call for Evidence on a Proposed Landfill Tax Grant Scheme for the Remediation of Contaminated Land

    The government is aware of instances in which the redevelopment, remediation, and / or protection of land affected by contamination or the consequences of previous development may be prevented by the cost of landfill, including the Landfill Tax. Landfill Tax has been highly effective since its implementation in diverting waste from landfill and underpinning the waste hierarchy by encouraging more sustainable waste management solutions. However, it is not intended that this tax should act... More
    Closed 18 August 2022
  • Open access restriction at Westleton Heath (case number 2007020105)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to... More
    Closed 9 August 2022
  • Open access restriction at Brick Kiln Walks (case number 2007020104)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to... More
    Closed 9 August 2022
  • Open access restriction at Walberswick Common, Tinkers Walk & East Sheeps Walk, Newdelight Walks (case number 2007020109)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to... More
    Closed 9 August 2022
  • Open access restriction at Dunwich Heath (case number 2007020106)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to... More
    Closed 9 August 2022
  • Call for evidence – MMO assessment of fishing activity impacts in marine protected areas – Stage 2

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is seeking additional evidence and views on our draft MPA fisheries assessment of the impacts of fishing using bottom towed gear on certain designated features of 13 marine protected areas (MPAs). MMO manages activities in the 230,000 square kilometres of seas around England. We are responsible for assessing the impacts of fishing on designated features of MPAs and, if required, developing byelaws or other management measures to further MPA... More
    Closed 10 July 2022
  • Consultation on preventing charges for DIY waste at household waste recycling centres and call for evidence on booking systems at household waste recycling centres

    Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) play an important role in helping people manage the waste they produce in a convenient and sustainable way. They play a key role in supporting kerbside collections and in boosting recycling. They need to be accessible to all residents – both in when they are available, and by not charging fees some may be unable to afford. Government believes householders should not be charged to dispose of DIY waste. We are proposing changes to allow... More
    Closed 4 July 2022
  • Improvements to Equine Identification and Traceability in England

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the UK Government's proposals for improving the equine identification and traceability regime in England. Resulting changes made will ensure the system better supports the Government's priorities of animal health and welfare, and protecting public health. More
    Closed 28 June 2022
  • Consultation on environmental targets

    The evidence reports and impact assessments to accompany the consultation have been published. These can be found below (see ‘related’ section). If you have already responded to the consultation and want to provide an additional response, please use the same email address that you used in your first response. This will help in our consultation analysis. Evidence on the biodiversity was updated on 04/05/22 to correct uptake scenario levels for birds... More
    Closed 27 June 2022
  • Review of statutory directions on the Portland to Lulworth (Weymouth Bay) stretch of the England Coast Path (case number 2012056403, 2012056425, 2012056426, 2012056427 and 2012056430)

    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. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to... More
    Closed 13 June 2022
  • Consultation on the review of the Local Air Quality Management Policy Guidance

    This consultation is being carried out to seek views on the planned revision to the statutory Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) Policy Guidance. This guidance relates to Local Authority action on air quality and applies to Local Authorities in England only (excluding those in London). The LAQM statutory guidance sets out what local authorities should do and the legal duties with which they must comply under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995, to improve local air quality. The... More
    Closed 6 June 2022
  • Consultation on Designation of National Highways as a "Relevant Public Authority"

    This consultation is being carried out to seek your views on the proposal to designate National Highways as a relevant public authority. It also seeks your views on our assessment of costs and burdens and our proposed statutory guidance setting out how local authorities and National Highways should work together within the Local Air Quality Management Framework in England. More
    Closed 6 June 2022
  • Consultation on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations - Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) Balancing System Review 2022

    The 2013 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (‘the WEEE Regulations’) ensure that producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) finance the cost of collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of that equipment when it becomes WEEE in specified circumstances. Amendments to the WEEE Regulations that entered into force in 2019 require producer compliance schemes (PCSs) to join the Government approved PCS Balancing System (PBS).... More
    Closed 2 June 2022
  • Consultation on Reforms to the Packaging Waste Recycling Note (PRN) and Packaging Waste Export Recycling Note (PERN) System and Operator Approval

    The Government Response to the 2021 consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) outlined our decision to retain the PRN/PERN system as an interim solution for managing payments for non-household packaging waste. This system was originally introduced under the 1997 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations as a way for producers to demonstrate that they have met their statutory recycling obligations each year, by obtaining evidence notes. These evidence... More
    Closed 21 May 2022
  • Consultation on cat and dog microchipping legislation in England

    We are seeking your views on potential changes to microchipping legislation. This covers both the new mandatory cat microchipping requirements, as well as improvements to the current dog microchipping system so they work as effectively as possible in reuniting pets with their owners. The Government has extended the consultation on Dog and Cat microchipping in England by three days, to ensure the widest possible range of views are taken into account. The consultation will now close... More
    Closed 20 May 2022
  • Consultation on the Government’s Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan

    Storm overflows are safety valves built into the combined sewer system to discharge excess sewage to rivers, lakes, or the sea when rainfall exceeds capacity. This protects properties from flooding and prevents sewage backing up into streets and homes during heavy storm events. A growing population, an increase in hard surfaces and more frequent and heavier storms because of climate change have increased pressure on the system, bringing the frequency of discharges to an unacceptable... More
    Closed 12 May 2022
  • Nature Recovery Green Paper: Protected Sites and Species

    The proposals set out in this Green Paper support our ambitions to restore nature and halt the decline in species abundance by 2030. The Green Paper includes options to bring clarity and coherence to our framework for protected sites; to reform species protections; and to modernise funding arrangements. It also looks at what institutional and delivery arrangements would best support our nature recovery objectives. We are setting out proposals to create a... More
    Closed 11 May 2022
  • 2030 Strategic Framework for International Climate and Nature Action

    The UK's 2030 Strategic Framework on International Climate and Nature Action will define the UK Government’s vision for our long-term role in the world tackling climate change and biodiversity loss. The 2030 Strategic Framework seeks to take an integrated approach to climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience, and the protection, conservation and restoration of nature. More
    Closed 24 April 2022
  • Consultation on the reform of the waste carrier, broker, dealer registration system in England

    The current carriers, brokers and dealers (“CBD”) regime [1] requires any person or business that transports waste, buys and sells waste, or arranges the transportation of waste in England to be registered with the Environment Agency as a waste carrier, broker or dealer [2] . A waste carrier is someone who transports controlled waste (waste that is subject to legislative control in either its handling or disposal) as part of their business. Waste brokers... More
    Closed 15 April 2022
  • Collecting suggestions for items that improve farm animal health and welfare

    We are seeking your input on the small grants offered as part of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway! We have recently published an update which sets out each part of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway. Through co-design with industry bodies, farmers, vets, welfare organisations and academics, we have determined an initial set of priorities for each livestock sector that reflect some of the very best opportunities for improving animal health and welfare. We are now... More
    Closed 15 April 2022
  • Introduction of mandatory digital waste tracking

    Over 200 million tonnes of waste is produced in the UK each year [1] but there is currently no single or comprehensive way of tracking it, with legislation relating to the transport, management and description of waste being introduced separately over the last 30 or so years. Large amounts of data are either not collected or not collated centrally. Multiple IT systems collect certain elements of waste tracking data. Some are paper-based, others digital , some are run... More
    Closed 15 April 2022
  • 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) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Closed 14 April 2022
  • Open Access Restriction at Dings Rigg (case number 2022039551)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the... More
    Closed 13 April 2022
  • Consultation on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (Ymgynghoriad ar y Cyd-ddatganiad drafft ar Bysgodfeydd)

    We are seeking your views on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS). It has been developed by the four UK fisheries policy authorities (the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland), as required by the Fisheries Act 2020. The JFS sets out the future direction of UK fisheries management. In this consultation we are seeking your views on the policies in the JFS and the proposals... More
    Closed 12 April 2022
  • Government response to the Landscapes Review

    Implementing some aspects of our response to the review will require changes to legislation, subject to securing parliamentary time. We are seeking public views on support for these proposed legislative changes, and their potential effects on different groups and interests. We are also interested to hear any wider views on other aspects of our response to the review. Please see our response before answering the questions. More
    Closed 9 April 2022
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