Responses to consultation papers

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Submissions to IEPAW on the REUL Bill

Posted on 15/12/2022
UKELA's response to the interim environmental protection assessor for Wales on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

  

Response to the Scottish Parliament on REULB

Posted on 24/11/2022
UKELA submissions to the Scottish Parliament on the legislative consent memorandum for the retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

  

Response to the Public Bill Committee on REULB

Posted on 21/11/2022
UKELA's response to call for evidence by the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the REUL Bill, led by the Governance and Devolution Group

  

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Posted on 18/10/2022
UKELA's response to the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee on proposals for environmental outcomes report

  

Environmental Standards Scotland strategy consultation UKELA response

Posted on 16/08/2022
UKELA has submitted its response on 16 August 2022, welcoming the publication of the draft strategy. We also welcomed that ESS recognises that the environmental challenges facing Scotland are urgent and serious.

  

Response to Scotland's biodiversity strategy

Posted on 30/06/2022
UKELA's response to the Scottish Government’s Biodiversity Strategy consultation, led by the Governance and Devolution Group (June 2022)

  

Response to DEFRA's Environmental Targets consultation

Posted on 15/06/2022
UKELA's response to DEFRA's Environmental Targets consultation, led by the Governance and Devolution Group (June 2022)

  

Response to the Nature Recovery Green Paper

Posted on 09/05/2022
UKELA's response to the Nature Recovery Green Paper, led by the Nature Conservation Working Party (May 2022)

  

House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee

Posted on 18/04/2022
UKELA's response to the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee Inquiry: Retailed EU Law - where next? Led the Governance and Devolution Group.

  

Response to the Office of Environmental Protection

Posted on 18/03/2022
UKELA's response to the Office for Environmental Protection's strategy and enforcement policy, led by the Governance and devolution group, (March 2022).

  

Response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation

Posted on 07/03/2022
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).

  

Scottish Government statutory guidance

Posted on 03/03/2022
UKELA's response to the Scottish Government: 'Guiding principles: consultation on statutory guidance

  

Response to the DEFRA and Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies Stakeholder Consultation

Posted on 28/01/2022
UKELA's response to The DEFRA and Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies Stakeholder Consultation, led by the Nature Conservation Working Party (28 January 2022)

 

UKELA responses to consultations 2021

  • 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

 

UKELA responses to consultations 2020 

  • 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