Natural England works to ensure that the use and management of the natural environment is more sustainable.
It brings together advice and funding to promote farming and land management practices that benefit wildlife and encourage biodiversity.
Natural England is the Government’s statutory adviser on landscape, with responsibility for landscape designations such as National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coasts.
Natural England is also concerned with England’s future landscapes, with involvement in planning policy and a range of environmental land management projects.
Natural England has responsibilities for conserving and enhancing the marine and coastal environment, and for promoting its sustainable use and opportunities for public enjoyment. Its work includes monitoring marine protected areas and creating new ones, working to improve coastal and marine biodiversity, and working with government on the Marine Bill.
Natural England’s response to Defra Statutory Guidance for Natural England on Regional Planning and Associated Matters sets out how we will engage with partners and policies at a regional and sub-regional level.