Current Consultations

Consultation: the Government’s Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan

Closes 11:45 p.m. 12th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on new government targets to tackle the issue of sewage discharges to eliminate ecological and public healthhttps://consult.defra.gov.uk/water-industry/storm-overflows-discharge-reduction-plan/ harm arising from storm-related sewage overflows. There are around 15,000 storm overflows in England, and in 2020 there were over 400,000 sewage discharges, totalling over 3 million hours.

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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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Survey: North West Marine Plan Engagement

Closing date: 25th April 2022.  This survey is part of a research project being carried out by the University of Liverpool. The researcher is carrying out research on engagement with the North West Marine Plan to gain a better understanding on engagement from stakeholders in the creation of the plan as well as their broader views

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Consultation: Draft Joint Fisheries Statement

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m. 12th April 2022 Defra is seeking view on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS), which has been developed by the 4 fisheries administrations of the UK (Scottish Government, Welsh Government, UK Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland). The consultation seeks views on the policies

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Consultation – Nature Recovery Green Paper: Protected Sites and Species

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m. 11th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on initial policy proposals regarding protected sites and species. The Government’s targets are to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030, and to halt species decline by 2030. The proposals set out in the Green Paper support these ambitions and include options to

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Consultation: Environment Act 2021 Environmental Targets

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m., 11th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on proposed new environmental targets under the Environment Act 2021. The Act requires that at least one target in each of four priority areas is set in: air, water, biodiversity, and resource efficiency and waste reduction. It also requires targets to be set for

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Consultation: Draft River Basin Management Plans

Consultation closes 22nd April 2022 The Environment Agency is consulting on  updating the river basin management plans that fall entirely within England  along with those for the Severn and Northumbria which lie partly in Wales and Scotland. The EA  will use the information provided in producing updates to the current river basin management plans which

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England Coast Path from Cleveleys to Pier Head, Liverpool – Opportunity to Comment on Proposals

Closes midnight, Wednesday 2nd December 2020. Natural England has submitted a report to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs setting out the proposals for improved access to the coast between Cleveleys, Wyre and Pier Head, Liverpool. There is now an opportunity to make representations on, or objections to the proposals; the

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