What we do

We're the government’s adviser on the natural environment, providing practical scientific advice on how to look after England's landscapes and wildlife.

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

Read more about what we do

Our policies

  1. Protecting and sustainably using the marine environment

    What the government is doing to protect the marine environment and biodiversity through planning, regulation, science and research.

  2. Reforming the Common Agricultural Policy to ensure a fair deal for farmers, consumers and taxpayers

    How the EU's Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) is being reformed after 2013 to improve and simplify it, and reduce reliance on subsidies.

  3. Stimulating economic growth in rural areas

    How the government helps rural businesses.

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Our management

Contact Natural England

Switchboard

Opening times: 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

Calls to this number will be answered by an external switchboard service working on Natural England’s behalf. They will connect callers to Natural England staff who can deal with your enquiry. 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) and the geographical area it relates to.

Enquiries team

Natural England
Block B, Government Buildings, Whittington Road
Worcester
WR5 2LQ

Opening times: 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
Please contact us if your enquiry relates to the following:
* designated sites - excluding National Nature Reserves (NNR)
* farming and land management - including Environmental Stewardship enquiries
* marine
* planning and development
* wildlife management and licensing
* publication requests
* use of the Natural England logo

Bats: general advice

Contact the Bat Conservation Trust, see http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/contact.html
(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
Foundry House, 3 Millsands, Riverside Exchange
Sheffield
S3 8NH

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

Worcester
WR5 2LQ

Corporate information

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