Natural England

Latest from Natural England

  1. Marian Spain appointed interim Chief Executive of Natural England as James Cross steps down
  2. EIA (Agriculture) regulations: apply to make changes to rural land
  3. Wildlife licences: when you need to apply

See all latest documents

What Natural England does

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.

Read more about what we do


Our management

Andrew Sells
Andrew Sells
Alan Law
Alan Law
Chief Strategy and Reform Officer
Dr Tim Hill
Chief Scientist
Julie Lunt
Chief Legal and Governance Officer

The Rt Hon

Lord Blencathra
Deputy Chair
Marian Spain
Non-executive board member
Teresa Dent CBE
Non-executive board member
Dr Simon Lyster
Non-executive board member
Dr Andy Clements
Non-executive board member
Dr Julia Aglionby
Non-executive board member
Professor Michael Winter OBE
Non-executive board member
Catherine Dugmore
Non-executive board member
Professor Sue Hartley
Non-executive board member
Henry Robinson
Non-executive board member

Contact Natural England



0300 060 3900

Opening times: 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Find out about call charges at

Bats: general advice

Telephone (Bat Conservation Trust)

0345 1300 228

For licensing or planning and development queries, contact Enquiries on 0300 060 3900.

Bovine TB and badger control in England


0300 060 0550

Camping and caravanning exemption certificates


0300 060 2098 or 0300 060 1081



0300 060 3900

To consult us about works on commons or arrange to send us your application for works.

National Nature Reserves


0300 060 6000

Open Access Contact Centre


0300 060 2091

Suspected wildlife or pesticide poisoning


0800 321 600

Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS)

Head Office

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


0300 060 3900

The Enquiries team answer calls. Please tell them the name of the person you want to speak to, if 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 using the details below.

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