Sustainable Use of Pesticides: Draft National Action Plan

Closes 26 Feb 2021

Opened 4 Dec 2020

Overview

We want to know what you think about our draft revised UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides. The plan covers the next five years and aims to minimise the risks and impacts of pesticides to human health and the environment, while ensuring pests and pesticide resistance are managed effectively. The consultation letter and document (available in both English and Welsh) can be found at the base of this webpage under 'Related'.

Why we are consulting

Defra and the Devolved Administrations have produced a draft revised National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (revised NAP draft). The revised NAP draft aims to increase uptake of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and sustainable crop protection, in line with Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan, the Welsh Minister’s Natural Resources Policy, The Environment Strategy for Scotland, and the goals of the Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland to protect and enhance the environment for future generations. The NAP will be delivered in support of Government targets across the UK on biodiversity and carbon net zero. Defra and the Devolved Administrations want to further consider the views of pesticide users, pesticide related industries (including food retail and manufacture), environmental and public health groups, and the general public in an effort to move forward together on issues surrounding pesticides.

The existing National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (the 2013 NAP) was adopted under the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012. A link to this has been provided at the base of this webpage under 'Related'. A review of the 2013 NAP is a statutory requirement as well as a commitment under the 25 Year Environment Plan.  The revised NAP draft has been prepared with the input of a range of key stakeholders. However, formal consultation will enable due consideration of the range of views before a final revised NAP is published.

You can submit your views through Citizen Space. Responses must be submitted by 23:59 on 26 February 2021. Should you have any issues or questions, please do get in touch.

To complete the consultation please follow the link below. We strongly recommend that you view the related documents at the base of this webpage before starting the consultation questions, this includes the revised NAP draft (English and Welsh versions) which the consultation questions relate to directly. The consultation document is also able to be viewed in each section of the consultation questions.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your views.

Give us your views

Audiences

  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • Animal welfare campaigners
  • Trade Unions
  • Food Business Operators
  • Food Industry
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Coastal Members of Parliament
  • Coastal local authorities
  • National Park Authorities
  • Recreation sector
  • Coastal Management sector
  • Energy sector
  • Industries and professional services
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and Estuaries
  • Water/water Industry sector
  • IFCAs
  • Angling Organisations and Trade
  • Fishing Focus individual recipients
  • Water Abstractors
  • Environmental professional services
  • Property Management
  • Households
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-Household Customers
  • Consumer Groups
  • Commercial Fisheries Organisations
  • Fisheries Producer Organisations
  • Waste Producers and Handlers
  • Business/Private Sector
  • Policy Teams
  • Pet Owners
  • Pet Interest Groups
  • Local Authorities
  • Producer Compliance Schemes
  • All Defra staff and ALBs
  • Non-Government Organisation
  • Retail Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Member of the General Public
  • Landowners and their representative bodies
  • Walkers
  • Horse riders
  • Families
  • Students
  • Farmers
  • Fishermen
  • SME businesses
  • Water suppliers
  • Leisure industry
  • Tourism industry
  • Horticulture Industry
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Agricultural Valuers
  • Land Agents
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Professional and Membership Organisations/Agencies
  • Public Bodies
  • Consultants
  • Stakeholders

Interests

  • Natural environment
  • Local nature partnerships
  • Biodiversity
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Tree and plant health
  • Climate change
  • Green infrastructure
  • Ecosystems services
  • Green economy
  • Sustainable development
  • Marine
  • Marine Conservation Zones
  • Fish stocks
  • Sea angling
  • Water quality
  • Air quality
  • Air pollution
  • Chemicals and pesticides
  • Genetic Modification (GM)
  • Local environments
  • Aarhus Convention
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Pollution Sector
  • Science
  • Conservation
  • Water Abstraction
  • Inland waterways
  • Marine Conservation
  • Consultations
  • DEFRA Policy
  • Policy and Delivery
  • Food standards
  • Growing and crops
  • Bee health
  • Farm management
  • Cross compliance
  • Common Agricultural Reform (CAP)
  • Skills, education, training and new entrants
  • Land management
  • Uplands
  • Retailers
  • Access to countryside and coast
  • Inland waterways
  • Rural economy and communities
  • Rural grants and funding
  • National Parks
  • Nature reserves
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Common land
  • Conservation
  • Towns and village greens
  • Industry organisations representing tenant farmers and landlords
  • Rural Properties
  • Recreational sector
  • Pets
  • Wildlife management
  • Protecting wildlife
  • Non-native species