Nitrates crisis: Councils urge Villiers to tighten up water company permits

A group of councils in south Hampshire are urging the environment secretary to formally review and tighten up a water firm’s environmental permits in a bid to reduce nitrate pollution and end a five-month housing freeze.

by James Agyepong-Parsons
Budds Farm Wastewater Treatment Works has a consented treated-wastewater pipe flowing into Langstone Harbour. Photograph: Greggors/Getty Images
Budds Farm Wastewater Treatment Works has a consented treated-wastewater pipe flowing into Langstone Harbour. Photograph: Greggors/Getty Images

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