Below are listed our responses to government consultations linked to environmental law that are of particular importance for our members.   These are produced by our working parties, devolved offices or regional groups.  

 

2022 UKELA RESPONSES TO CONSULTATIONS 

  • UKELA's response to the consultation on Scotland's biodiversity strategy, led by the Governance and Devolution Group with input from the Nature Conservation working party (June 2022). Read paper
  • UKELA's response to DEFRA's Environmental Targets consultation, led by the Governance and Devolution Group (May 2022).  Read paper
  • UKELA's response to Environmental Standards Scotland's draft strategic plan consultation, led by the Governance and Devolution Group (May 2022). Read paper
  • UKELA's response to the Nature Recovery Green Paper, led by the Nature Conservation Working Party (May 2022). Read paper
  • UKELA's response to OEP strategy and Enforcement Policy, led by the Governance and Devolution Group (22 March 2022). Read paper
  • UKELA's response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation:  'Human Rights Act Reform; A Modern Bill of Rights.   A consultation to reform the Human Rights Act 1998, led by the Environmental Litigation Working Party (7 March 2022). Read paper
  • UKELA's response to The DEFRA and Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies Stakeholder Consultation, led by the Nature Conservation Working Party  (28 January 2022). Read paper

2021 UKELA RESPONSES TO CONSULTATIONS 

  • UKELA's response to the Local Nature Recovery Strategies consultation paper, led by the Nature Conservation Working Party (2 November 2021). Read paper.

  • Response to the  Government’s Strategic Priorities for Ofwat, led by the Water Working Party and the Nature Conservation Working Party  (15 October 2021). Read paper.

  • UKELA's consultation response to the BEIS Regulation Reform, led by the Governance and Devolution Group (1 October 2021). Read paper.

  • Response to the call for evidence by the House of Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee, led by the Governance and Devolution Group (16 September 2021) . Read paper.

  • Response to the consultation on amending the Civil Procedure Rules to establish Environmental Review, led by the Governance and Devolution Group (Defra, July 2021). Read paper

  • Response to the Law Commission's 14th Programme of Law Reform, led by Governance and Devolution Group (30 July 2021)Read paper

  •  Response to the Environmental Governance Consultation on the draft policy statement of Environmental Principles - Defra, 10.3.21 (2 June 2021). Read paper

  • Consultation response on Judicial Review Reform led by the Environmental Litigation Working Party, with input from the Governance and Devolution Group (29 April 2021). Read paper

  • Draft Revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework. A response to the consultation on draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) led by the Planning and Sustainable Development Working Party (March 2021). Read paper

  • Landscapes Review February 2021 - with letter of response. The Nature Conservation Working Party has written to the Environment Secretary about the landscapes review.  Read the letter from NCWP and the letter of response received in March 2021.

  • Consultation response on the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) providing discussion and analysis in the policy area of environment and climate change, led by the Governance and  Devolution Group (February 2021). Read paper

  •  Consultation response on a Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill led by the Northern Ireland Working Party and the Governance and Devolution Group (February 2021) - Read paper

 

2020 UKELA responses to Government Consultations 

  • Submission to the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee Inquiry into Air Quality (February 2020) led by the Wales Working Party - read paper
  • Submissions to Public Bill Committee on the Environment Bill submitted (May 2020) led by the Governance and Devolution Group - read paper
  • Submissions to the HL Sub-Committee on level playing fields (July 2020) led by the Governance and Devolution Group - read paper
  • Air Quality submissions to the EFRA Committee (August 2020) led by the Nature Conservation Working Party - read paper
  • Departure for retained EU law (August 2020), led by the Environmental Litigation Working Paper - read paper
  • Submissions to the EA’s consultation on River Basin planning (September 2020) led by the Water Working Paper - read paper
  • Consultation response on the proposal to ban nine single use plastic products in Wales (September 2020) led by Wales Working Party - read paper
  • Evidence to the Government’s Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) (October 2020) led by Environmental Litigation Working Party - read paper
  • The response to the Planning White Paper: Planning for the Future (October 2020) led by the Planning & Sustainable Development Working Party - read paper
  • Submission to Public Bill Committee New Clause 24 & amendment 30 of the Environment Bill 2019-2021 (November 2020) led by the Governance and Devolution Group - read paper
  • Response to EFRA Inquiry on Tree Planting and Woodlands (December 2020) led by the Nature Conservation Working Party - read paper

 

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