Nitrogen Vulnerable Zones Action Programme

1st February 2007

LINK is broadly supportive of the measures suggested in the consultation. We believe that the proposals should not be weakened in any way. It is important that the Directive is implemented properly now so that constant re-adjustment is not required. For this reason, we would also be keen to see a phosphorus action programme included. This will be required as part of the WFD and for simplicity, the two programmes should be combined. The links with cross compliance should also be strengthened and clarified. Certain elements such as a nutrient plan should be included as part of GAEC. The measures suggested will be difficult for farmers to adjust to. We therefore propose the following…

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