Department for Communities and Local Government

“Localism, localism, localism” The Government is overseeing a fundamental shift of power away from Westminster to councils, communities and homes across the nation. A radical localist vision is turning Whitehall on its head by decentralising central government and giving power to the people. At the Department for Communities and Local Government we are helping to… [ Read More ]

Wildlife and Countryside Link

“Bringing voluntary organisations in the UK together to protect and enhance wildlife and landscape and to further the quiet enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside.” Wildlife and Countryside Link began life as Wildlife Link in 1980. It was set up by Lord Peter Melchett, whose position in the House of Lords convinced him that better… [ Read More ]


WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive. Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked. That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of… [ Read More ]

Natural England

Natural England is an independent public body whose purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings. Our broad remit means that our reach extends across the country. We work with people such as farmers, town and country planners, researchers and scientists, and the… [ Read More ]

Environment Agency

We are an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and an Assembly Sponsored Public Body responsible to the National Assembly for Wales. Our principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. We play a central role in delivering the… [ Read More ]

Wales Coastal and Maritime Partnership

The Wales Coastal and Maritime Partnership (WCMP) is a non-statutory advisory group that brings together all those with an interest in the marine and coastal environment of Wales. Our aim is to achieve common objectives to create a cleaner and healthier marine environment for Wales. We provide advice to the Welsh Assembly Government on sustainable… [ Read More ]

Scottish Coastal Forum

The Scottish Coastal Forum was formed by the Government in 1996 to encourage debate at national level on coastal issues. Its members advise Marine Scotland, from an operational perspective, on the development of policy relating to marine planning and licensing within a sustainable marine environment. The Forum also provides a network for circulating information and… [ Read More ]

The Crown Estate

On behalf of the nation, The Crown Estate manages a highly diverse £6 billion property portfolio across the UK.  We have extensive marine assets including virtually the entire seabed out to 12 nautical miles where we issue leases for the development of windfarm sites within this limit. The Energy Act 2004 gives us the right… [ Read More ]

Marine Management Organisation and Marine Planning

About Us The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has been established to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the marine area and to promote the UK government’s vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas. We are a new executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) established and given powers under the… [ Read More ]

The National Trust

The National Trust was formed in 1895 with a very simple remit to protect places of historic interest or natural beauty and to allow access to them for people. This is essentially the core purpose of the National Trust Act of 1907 which still holds true today. The first property of the Trust was Dinas… [ Read More ]

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