Find out what you must do to comply with regulations affecting farms and what you can do to reduce costs and make your business more sustainable.
We provide advice to farmers on how to comply. By integrating inspections, reducing regulatory burden on well run farms and stepping it up for poorly managed ones, we have cut the number of farm visits we make by half over a period of five years, while compliance levels have risen.
If your farm has a private sewage treatment system or makes any other discharges to water, you may need an environmental permit.
Working in or near rivers
If you are planning to do any work in or near a watercourse, you may need to apply for various permissions before you start. Please contact us for more information.
If you are planning to take water from the ground or from surface water you may need to get a licence from us. Please contact us for more information.