A number of work streams are currently underway regarding the design of the New Environmental Land Management (agri-environment) Schemes (NELMS). One such w
The CLA is generally supportive of the main proposals, one of which will remove the need to require planning permission before then being able to apply for an Environmental Permit for waste operators with the caveat that guidance should be clear about potential pitfalls. We also welcome the introduction of exemptions for some low risk ground source heating discharges but query some of the criteria proposed, for example, SSSIs and drinking water protection zones needing to be more than 50m away from the discharge point.
The EU Directive on the sustainable use of pesticides, published in 2009, provides a framework to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides. To facilitate implementation of the Directive, Member States are required to develop and submit NAPs to the European Commission.
Response to the Rapid assessment of the need for a detailed Pest Risk Analysis for Chalara fraxinea consultation.
This project is part of Making Environmental Stewardship More Effective (MESME). Its aim is to contribute to the development of an approach for agri-environ
The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 included a number of provisions amending the Reservoirs Act 1975. The basis for these proposed changes were to ensure reservoir safety in England and Wales is based on a proportionate risk management basis. Chief amongst these were the reduction of the threshold for large raised reservoirs from 25,000 cubic meters to 10,000 cubic meters capacity and the introduction of the high risk designation for those reservoirs thought to pose a risk to life.
Defra have announced that it is their intention to disband the ACP and replace it with a non-statutory expert scientific committee, providing advice to ministers.
The Nitrate Directive is intended to reduce water pollution caused by nitrates
from agricultural sources. Government is required to review the implementation of it every four years. This recent consultation looked at the issue again of
whether to continue with discrete designation of NVZs in England (a separate consultation was carried in Wales) or take up the option of designating all of
England as a single NVZ and then consider changes to the Action Programme.
The Nitrate Directive is intended to reduce water pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. Government is required to review the implementation of it every four years. This recent consultation looked at the issue again of whether to continue with discrete designation of NVZs in Wales (a separate consultation was carried out in England) or take up the option of designating all of Wales as a single NVZ and then consider changes to the Action Programme.
Views were sought on proposals for how to designate large raised reservoirs as high risk and how the Environment Agency make provisional designations in the most appropriate way for reservoir undertakers, interested organisations and local communities and so that the decisions could also be challenged.