Nutrients crisis: 148 homes refused over potential harm to Ramsar site

Plans for up to 148 homes of land in Somerset have been refused by a planning inspector who concluded that potential nutrient pollution at a Ramsar site arising from the development, and a lack of a mitigation package to alleviate this, outweighed the provision of new homes.

by Michael Donnelly
Somerset Levels: Natural England confirmed that the proposal had the potential to add to nutrient loads within the catchment of the Ramsar site (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Somerset Levels: Natural England confirmed that the proposal had the potential to add to nutrient loads within the catchment of the Ramsar site (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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