Why the phosphates crisis is poised to cripple development in Wales

English local authorities hit by the phosphates and nitrates crises have responded by refusing to approve planning applications in protected areas unless developers can demonstrate ‘nutrient neutrality’. Is Wales about to do the same? James Agyepong-Parsons investigates.

by James Agyepong-Parsons
NRW’s phosphates report is expected to be published before Christmas. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
NRW’s phosphates report is expected to be published before Christmas. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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