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Love Water! New campaign launched to protect our most precious resource

The ‘Love Water’ campaign, a long-term campaign launched on 31st July 2019, aims to raise awareness of the importance of water and the role everyone plays in protecting it. More than 40 environmental groups, charities, water companies and regulators – including the Environment Agency, Water UK, Ofwat, NFU and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) –

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Consultation: Draft National Development Framework for Wales

Closes 1st November 2019. The National Development Framework (NDF) for Wales is a new development plan which will set the direction for development in Wales from 2020 to 2040.  It will replace the Wales Spatial Plan. The NDF sets out a strategy for addressing key national priorities through the planning system and should be read

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Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Future of Seaside Towns

The government has issued a response to the report by the House of Lords Select Committee on the future of seaside towns. The Committee looked closely at a wide range of issues affecting seaside towns and the government response supports the vast majority of the report’s recommendations and highlights the work being undertaken to help

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Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion

Closes 19th August 2019. Defra has issued a call for evidence on:  What we understand by the term ‘resilience’  Describing outcomes, driving action and monitoring progress  Adapting to coastal change Corporation tax relief for business contributions Local funding initiatives for flood risk Developer contributions Managing financial risks from flooding This is a separate call from

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Consultation: Seeking evidence to help inform the development of a new approach for the allocation of additional fishing quota in England after Brexit.

Closes 11:45pm on 30 August 2019 Defra is seeking evidence to help develop a new approach for allocating any additional English fishing quota secured during negotiations following Brexit. In particular, they want to hear from the fishing industry and others in England and the Crown Dependencies, on issues such as: establishing a reserve of quota

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Consultation: Invasive alien species: management measures for widely spread species in England and Wales

Closes 11:45pm on 12 September 2019 Defra and the Welsh Government are seeking views on plans for managing invasive alien species (also known as invasive non-native species) which are widely spread in England and Wales. These plans set out how the species will be effectively managed as required by The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and

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Call for Evidence: Domestic Shipping Air Pollution

Closes 11:45pm, 11 January 2020 The Department for Transport has issued a call for evidence on emissions from domestic shipping activity in the UK’s coastal waters and English inland waterways They wish to better understand emissions from the maritime sector and establish if government can do more to address emission issues. Powered vessels used for

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Consultation: Welsh National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

Closes midnight, 16th September 2019 This is the second National Strategy on Flood and Costal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) for Wales, replacing the 2011 Strategy which has been prepared under the terms of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. The Welsh Government is seeking views on how it intends to manage the risk to

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Consultation: Challenges and Choices for water management in Wales

Closes 22 December 2019 Natural Resources Wales has launched a consultation to feed into the development of the 3rd set of River Basin Management Plans under the Water Framework Directive and the next State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR 2) under the Environment Act. The consultation provides an overview of significant water management issues in

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Closed Consultation: Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

Closed 23:45 on 4th July 2019 The Environment Agency is seeking views on the draft FCERM strategy which sets out a vision for a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100. Under Section 7 of the Flood and Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010 the Environment

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