Regulations confirm April introduction of farming pollution rules

Regulations will bring into force new rules to tackle diffuse water pollution from agricultural sources on 2 April

Manure spreading on farm. Photograph: Martin Fredy/123RF
Organic manures must not be applied or stored within 10 metres of any inland freshwaters. Photograph: Martin Fredy/123RF

New rules intended to reduce and prevent diffuse water pollution from agricultural sources are to come into force on 2 April after regulations were last week laid before parliament.

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