NFU News: Farmers urged to get a head-start on NVZ appeals
Farmers have less than two months to prepare their appeal against proposed changes to Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) designations just announced.
Designations are reviewed by Defra every four years and the NFU had hoped that farmers would get a minimum of three months to get their appeal ready, as they did during the previous review.
The information published on May 17 covers definitive maps of the proposed designation area that can be examined down to field level and detailed reasons for designation including a summary of water monitoring results.
Further information expected shortly includes detailed monitoring data as well as Defra guidance for farmers wishing to appeal.
The maps can be accessed online at the Environment Agency’s ‘What’s in your backyard’ website http://maps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyby/wiybyController?ep=maptopics&lang=_e
“If you need advice please call us and we will check using your post code so that we can get all the information ready to help with the appeals form once it is published,” said Kathryn Lewis at Davis Meade Property Consultants.
For further details contact Davis Meade Property Consultants at Oswestry on 01691 659658 or email Kathrynlewis@dmpropertyconsultants.com