Information about consultations
Natural Resources Wales carries out its own consultations on a range of subjects. Here we explain why we need your views and comments.
Consultation is just one way for you to have your say on developments in Natural Resources Wales. Your ideas and suggestions will help us improve the way we make decisions about many aspects of our work. We welcome feedback from anyone who has views and comments on our current consultations.
Why we consult
Consultation helps us to understand how our work affects you, as we go about fulfilling our remit, providing services to you and undertaking our activities. It helps us to find out your views and to hear any ideas or suggestions you might have.
We consult because your input helps us to improve our ideas and to shape our work. It enables us to be more effective in the work we do. We also consult on certain types of permit applications.
How we consult
Consultations can take a variety of forms, ranging from formal written papers to public meetings, focus groups and questionnaire exercises. When a new consultation is launched, we make the relevant documents available to organisations and individuals who have an interest in that particular field.
We also publish details of each formal consultation on our website so that anyone with an interest can access the documents.
Setting clear timetables
There is no set time period for consultations, although most last around 12 weeks. When we seek your views and comments on permit applications, the time period will usually be around four weeks. All consultations will have clear start and end dates.
What happens after the consultation closes
As past of the process, we read every response and consider every opinion. We then publish a summary of the responses, or the individual responses themselves, on our website and hold copies in our records. These records are anonymised on request. Alongside this, we also publish details of how the consultation will be developed and taken forward.
We want our consultation process to improve our work and be more accessible to you. If you would like to comment about our approach, please feel free to contact us.
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