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The Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008: Proposed Amendments

The Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008: Proposed Amendments

Thursday, March 29, 2012

ISBN: 9781780457710

The Scottish Government is consulting on proposed amendments of the Action Programme applicable in the nitrate vulnerable zones (NVZs).

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government is consulting on proposed amendments of the Action Programme applicable in the nitrate vulnerable zones (NVZs). It follows a 4-year review, as required under the Nitrates Directive. It includes options for an extension of the “closed period” in which spreading of slurry is prohibited on land where the soil is other than “sandy or shallow”.