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Addressing Nutrient Pollution

DEFRA has announced two new policies to address ongoing issues of nutrient pollution in catchments and waterways.

  • An amendment is to be introduced into the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, requiring water companies in England to upgrade wastewater treatment works by 2030 in ‘nutrient neutrality’ areas to the highest achievable technological levels.
  • A new Nutrient Mitigation Scheme, establishing a process of offsetting for use by Local Authorities.

The CAAV will be reviewing the proposals in detail in due course.

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