Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment. We provide practical advice, grounded in science, on how best to safeguard England’s natural wealth for the benefit of everyone.
Our remit is to ensure sustainable stewardship of the land and sea so that people and nature can thrive. It is our responsibility to see that England’s rich natural environment can adapt and survive intact for future generations to enjoy.
We work with farmers and land managers; business and industry; planners and developers; national and local government; interest groups and local communities to help them improve their local environment.
Our responsibilities include:
Managing England’s green farming schemes, paying nearly £400million/year to maintain two-third's of agricultural land under agri-environment agreements
Increasing opportunities for everyone to enjoy the wonders of the natural world
Providing advice to planners and developers to ensure the natural environment is conserved and enhanced through the planning system
For more details see Our work