THE public is being left out of a review of the Government's environmental policy despite claims of a wide consultation, the newly-formed Green Groups United Front said yesterday. The review is expected to broaden policy from mostly pollution control to include measures for energy conservation, nature conservation and sustainable development, which are lacking. The new measures could affect land use, building design, transport provisions and other areas, but consultation is limited mainly to the green groups, legislators and the Environmental Pollution Advisory Committee. Even then, say the environmentalists, they have been given only a skeleton outline of Government intentions and no details on which to form opinions. The World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) spokeswoman, Ms Amy Lau Shuk-man, said: ''Such consultation is not enough and we think it's time for us to say something in a loud voice. ''It's also unfair for the Government not to give the public a chance to comment before finalising [the new policy] in June.'' But the Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands, Mr Tony Eason, said his branch was doing ''a lot'' of consultation and shared the same goals as the green groups in trying to improve the environment. Mr Eason was presented with a two-page statement yesterday from the United Front, urging more public consultation in general and changes in the current environmental policy. ''I think this is a ceremonial event, really,'' he said. ''We have regular meetings and contacts with the green groups and I think basically we're all saying the same thing.'' But the Conservancy Association's representative, Ms Cheung Shan-shan, said they did not have enough information to know the Government's intentions. The United Front's members - WWF, Friends of the Earth, Green Power and the Conservancy Association - were told in February that the policy review would cover energy conservation, sustainable development, pollution, environmental education and international treaties on global warming and biodiversity. But Ms Cheung said they were given no information on how these proposals would be implemented or how they were defined. The United Front was formed last week to lobby the Government on environmental issues and yesterday's presentation to Mr Eason was timed to ensure media coverage on Earth Day, which is today.