The Farming Rules for Water, underpinned by the Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution Regulations (England) were originally published in April 2018. At the time, a review of these rules were promised after three years – and it’s happening now.
The questions posed by Defra were;
- Do the rules pose any barriers to your work and if so, what are they?
- Are you aware of how the rules affect you?
- Have there been any unintended effects of the rules on your work? If so, can you give examples?
- Are the rules effective in their aim to provide a minimum baseline for land managers?
Review responses were submitted by key stakeholders in January 2021 and we will publish the outcome here when it comes out. Watch this space…