South coast nitrates crisis: 6 things you need to know

New legal advice on nitrate levels adopted by England’s nature regulator has put planning applications on the south coast in limbo. Here are 6 things you need to know about the advice that has brought Hampshire housebuilding to a halt.

1. Councils in south Hampshire are not granting planning permission for most housing developments around the Solent

At the beginning of June, updated legal advice from Natural England advised local authorities that new developments in the Solent region should only be permitted if they are nitrogen-neutral.

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