Defra ‘The Government’s commitment to sustainable agriculture and improving the environment is delivered through a range of tools, initiatives and best practice. These aim to protect and improve the water environment and support competitive agriculture. We need a combination of different actions to tackle agricultural diffuse pollution of water effectively.  Some action will happen as […]

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Environment Agency ‘These documents will help you understand what you need to do when developing a hydropower scheme to generate electricity on a river or stream. Contents Guidance for hydropower development Hydropower environmental permit application stage 1: pre-application Hydropower environmental permit application stage 2: formal application Environment Agency: ‘Hydropower schemes harness the energy from flowing […]

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Natural Capital – Defra Responds Natural Capital Coalition: ‘On 22 September, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for the UK released its official response to the Natural Capital Committee’s third State of Natural Capital Report. The Natural Capital Coalition was pleased to hear of their support for a 25 year plan and […]

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‘Scottish Government’   Environment Minister consults on revised proposals.   Restrictions on the killing of wild salmon could be introduced by a targeted system based on fish stocks, Environment Minister Aileen McLeod announced today. In response to extensive consultation on salmon kill licence proposals over the past six months, the Scottish Government will now further consult on […]

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