Current Consultations

Closed – Consultation on Introducing Highly Protected Marine Areas in Scotland

Consultation closes 20 March 2023 The Scottish Government is consulting on the introduction of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in Scottish waters. Through the Bute House Agreement the Scottish Government has to designate at least 10% of Scotland’s seas as HPMAs by 2026. The intention is that the HPMAs will provide high levels of protection for conservation

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Closed – Review of consents for major energy infrastructure projects and Special Protection Areas, 2022

Consultation close 11:45 pm, 31 January 2023 The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is carrying out a 4 week consultation seeking views on a draft report ‘Review of Consents for Major Infrastructure Projects and Special Protection Areas’. The review is required as a result of new or updated Special Protection Area designations.

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Survey: Salt Marshes in North West England

This survey is part of a research project being carried out by the University of Liverpool. The researchers are carrying out this research to gain a better understanding of people’s attitudes towards salt marshes in North West England. The research will feed into the Ecological Coastal Buffer Strips (Eco-CoBS) project on coastal resilience, being led

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