Consultation outcome

Invasive non-native species: draft code of practice for the use of species control provisions in England

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We received 40 responses to this consultation. A copy of the code of practice has been laid in Parliament and can also be accessed on the GB non-native species secretariat website.

Original consultation


Seeking views on the draft code of practice setting out how species control provisions will be used in England.

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Consultation description

We want to know your thoughts about our draft code of practice which sets out how we’ll use new controls on invasive non-native species.

We’ve got new powers - known as species control provisions - which allow Defra and its agencies to require owners to take action against invasive non-native species. If an owner has refused to act or allow access, it also allows us to take action.

Published 7 December 2015
Last updated 18 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Summary of responses updated - The Wildlife and Countryside Link was omitted as a respondent to the consultation therefore the consultation response now reflects their contribution.
  2. Summary of responses and government response added.
  3. First published.