Current Consultations

Consultation on St Bees Head Heritage Coast Extension

Closes 15th February 2019 Copeland Borough Council is consulting on a proposal to extend the St Bees Head Heritage Coast designation. St Bees Head is the only heritage coast between Wales and Scotland, and the only area of high sea cliffs in the north-west. The St Bees Head Heritage Coast was defined in 1992 and

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Consultation on Proposal to Remove Allonby South as a Designated Bathing Water

Closes 11:45 p.m. 28th February 2019 Defra is consulting on removing Allonby South from the list of designated bathing waters. Allerdale Borough Council applied for Allonby South to be removed on the grounds of low usage for bathing as there is evidence, including a survey carried out by the Council during the 2017 bathing water

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Consultation on improving our management of water quality in the environment

Closes 11:45 p.m.12th March 2019 Defra is consulting on proposals for improving the long-term planning of water resources and drainage, and proposals to modernise water regulation. The proposals include: reforming abstraction licensing to clarify when the Environment Agency can amend licences amending laws to allow a new charging methodology for Internal Drainage Boards making the

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Closed – call for Written Evidence – Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee

Closed 1 pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018 Earlier this year a new Lords Select Committee was established with the remit ‘to consider the regeneration of seaside towns and communities’ An Inquiry has now been launched with a public call for written evidence on a range of issues affecting seaside towns and communities. Lord Bassam

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Closed – Consultation – Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations (Fisheries White Paper)

Closes 12th September 2017 Defra has launched a consultation on the future of fisheries after Britain leaves the European Union. The ‘Fisheries White Paper’ sets out the proposals, some of which will apply to the whole of the UK and some of which will apply to England only. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP said “Today

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Closed consultation – Marine Conservation Zones Tranche 3

Closed 20th July. Defra have opened consultation on the 3rd tranche of Marine Conservation Zones proposed for English marine waters. 41 new MCZs are proposed and there are also new features for conservation proposed for 12 exisitng MCZs. The consultation seeks views on the new sites and additional features, but also provides an opportunity to submit

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Consultation – Managing the UK Queen Scallop Fishery

Closes 3rd January 2017 This consultation is being conducted on behalf of the five UK and Isle of Man Fisheries Administrations. It seeks views on the introduction of new management measures in the queen scallop fishery in ICES divisions VIa (north coast of Northern Ireland and western Scotland) and VIIa (Irish Sea). The purpose of

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Call for evidence: The Economic Potential of Coastal Communities and the Visitor Economy

Closes 5.00pm on 30 September 2016 The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Visitor Economy is conducting an Inquiry into the Economic Potential of Coastal Communities and the Visitor Economy.  The aim of the inquiry is to provide an opportunity to discuss how the Government and the hospitality and tourism industry can support the economic

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Consultation – New NWIFCA Byelaw: Permit to dredge

Consultation closes 9th September. The North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority has launched a consultation on proposals for a new District-wide fisheries byelaw to regulate dredging of shellfish such as mussels and cockles through a permit system. Dredging without a permit in the District will be prohibited. The reason for the new system is

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