CEH has recently carried out a review of both its science plans for the next four years and its business plan. The current proposal is that CEH should move from its present structure of eight research sites + a headquarters site with a staff of 600 people, to a four site organization with 400 people. A public consultation has been held, which closed on 15th February.

Update: NERC Council met on 8 March 2006 to discuss the restructuring of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.