Agriculture provides wildlife habitats, a well-loved landscape and a place for recreation but it also has some less desirable impacts on the environment.
We regulate farming through regimes such as Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) compliance, water abstraction licences, discharge consents and farm waste regulations.
Further information, including Environmental Permitting guidance, is available according to your farming sector.
If your farm has a private sewage treatment system or makes any other discharges to water, you may require an environmental permit. For more details please visit the following web page:
If you are looking for information about the design, construction and maintenance of safe storage facilities for silage, slurry and agricultural fuel oil, please visit the following page: