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  • Natural England: Visual Impact Provision Stakeholder Advisory Group

  • Natural England logoNatural England is the government’s adviser on the natural environment, providing practical scientific advice on how to look after England's landscapes and wildlife. Within England, Natural England is responsible for: 

    • terrestrial biodiversity 
    • marine biodiversity in inshore waters 
    • landscape and geodiversity 
    • access and engagement working with land managers and farmers to protect wildlife and landscape
    • National Nature Reserves 
    • providing planning advice and wildlife licenses through the planning system 
    • providing evidence to help make decisions affecting the natural environment

    Liz Newton, Director Landscape and Geodiversity

    Liz is responsible for leading the work of the Landscape and Geodiversity team whose role includes statutory designations (National Parks, AONBs heritage coasts and geological SSSIs), providing advice and evidence, leading implementation of the European Landscape convention and Natural England’s work on the historic environment. Liz is a member of the Natural England executive leadership group. Liz has extensive experience of the working across a broad range of issues within the environmental sector and has held senior roles with the Countryside Agency and Natural England at a national and regional level.