Why a judicial review could torpedo a pioneering approach to nutrient neutrality

Councils are seeking to rewild farmland in an attempt to reduce nitrate pollution in the Solent. But their plans, drawn up in response to Natural England advice that has halted housebuilding, face a legal threat from campaigners, who say that they lack ambition and the science is not proven. James Fair reports

by James Fair
Solent: projects aim to mitigate increases in nitrates associated with new housing (Photograph: Chris Gorman/Getty Images)
Solent: projects aim to mitigate increases in nitrates associated with new housing (Photograph: Chris Gorman/Getty Images)

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