The Welsh Assembly is introducing new regulations covering the whole of Wales to protect water quality from agricultural pollution. The regulations will come into force in January 2020 with transitional periods for some elements to allow farmers time to adapt and ensure compliance. The regulations will include the following measures: nutrient management planning sustainable fertiliser […]

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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) will become mandatory for new property developments in Wales from next year, following regulations introduced by the Welsh Government. As part of the regulations, ‘SuDS Approving Bodies’ or ‘SABs’ will be set up within every local authority to approve drainage plans. The SAB or local planning authorities will have powers to […]

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Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water has been awarded almost £1 million by Welsh Government’s Rural Development Programme to expand its successful PestSmart project which promotes the safe use, storage and disposal of pesticides. PestSmart is a Welsh Water initiative which encourages people to consider a ‘smarter’, more sustainable approach to weed, pest and disease control that […]

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Welsh Assembly Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has set out Wales’ ambition to become a leading country in the development of marine energy.   The Minster gave the keynote speech at the Ocean Energy Europe conference and exhibition which took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, where the Welsh Government hosted a trade stand and 16 […]

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