Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is consulting on the development of a National Policy Statement for Water Resources and on proposals to amend the definition of nationally significant water infrastructure in the Planning Act 2008. Consultation closes 22nd December. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/water/nps-water-supply-planning-act-2008/
Department for Communities and Local Government is reviewing the effectiveness of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1693). Consultation closes 9th January 2018. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-the-smoke-and-carbon-monoxide-alarm-regulations-2015. This consultation invites views and comments to gather evidence on the effectiveness of the regulations to date. It does not indicate any intention to change the regulations.
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is consulting on amending the English and Welsh regulations on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs). Consultation closes 29th December. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/plant-and-animal-health/tseconsultation/. TSEs are a family of diseases which include Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle and scrapie in sheep and goats. The changes would:bring UK law regarding controls on feeding animal protein and handling of Specified Risk Material into line with EU regulations update scrapie compensation rates paid to farmers for sheep and goats transfer the cost of sampling fallen cattle, which require testing for BSE, to the farming industry make other minor amendments
These changes would apply to Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/801) and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Wales) Regulations 2008 (WSI 2008/3154)