Twenty-five year Environment Plan

First thoughts on today's 25 year Environment Plan?  Confirmation of the direction of travel we have seen since the Natural Environment White Paper of 2011: The Natural Choice: securing the Value of Nature The headline points for farmers and land managers: An environmental net gain principle for development, housing and infrastructure; A new Environmental Land Management system; … Continue reading Twenty-five year Environment Plan

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The dangers of farm slurry tanks

The terrible events of the weekend highlight again the awful dangers of underground slurry tanks. A father and his two sons dead within minutes, one of them a rising rugby star, and his daughter in hospital after the effect of fumes. No doubt there is much more to learn about this tragic event, but early … Continue reading The dangers of farm slurry tanks