The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released its Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) guidance in a new format. There are no changes to the rules, only to the way the rules are presented. The new format guidance appears on four pages covering nutrient management, storing organic manures, using nitrogen fertilisers and grassland derogations in NVZs. Links to the pages appear together on the GOV.UK land management page under the ‘Pollution’ section.
Any comments you have on the new style guidance, which aims to simplify, yet retain the essential guidance provided, would be helpful. To do this select the ‘Contact’ option at the bottom of the page you wish to comment on, and then click the ‘GOV.UK form’ option to provide comments on the page visited. Queries on the rules should be directed to the FAS technical helpline on 0345 345 1302.