What we do

We're the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide.

Natural England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

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Our management

Contact Natural England


Opening times: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 24 hour emergency response service

Calls are answered by an external switchboard service which connects callers to Natural England staff. To help the switchboard operator route your call correctly, please tell them the:
* name of the person or team you wish to speak to (where known)
* geographical area it relates to

Enquiries team

Natural England
Block B, Government Buildings, Whittington Road

Opening times: 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Please contact us if your enquiry relates to:
* designated sites, excluding National Nature Reserves
* farming and land management, including Countryside or Environmental Stewardship
* marine
* planning and development
* wildlife management and licensing
* publication requests
* use of the Natural England logo

Bats: general advice

For licensing or planning and development queries, contact Natural England's enquiries team above.

Bovine TB and badger control in England

Camping and caravanning exemption certificates

National Nature Reserves

Open Access Contact Centre

Suspected wildlife or pesticide poisoning

Head Office

Natural England
4th Floor, Foss House, Kings Pool, 1-2 Peasholme Green

Calls to this number will be answered by an external switchboard service. They will connect callers to Natural England staff who can deal with your enquiry. Please tell them the name of the person in Head Office you wish to speak to (where known).

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information (FOI) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests

Enquiry Service
Natural England
Block B, Government Buildings, Whittington Road


Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use. Find out About our services.