England’s action plan for soils announced

England’s action plan for soils announced

Lord Goldsmith recently announced a forthcoming Soil Health Action Plan (SHAPE) for England to restore the health of the country's soils. Speaking during a debate in the Report Stage of the Environment Bill, Lord Goldsmith confirmed this plan will play a crucial part...

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Sewage discharge rules relaxed amid potential chemical shortage

Sewage discharge rules relaxed amid potential chemical shortage

A chemical used in waste water treatment may be in short supply, leading to the temporary relaxation of sewage discharge rules in England. According to the Government's website, Brexit, COVID-19, and other unavoidable supply chain issues are reasons why treatment...

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Environment Bill Amendments Passed by Lords

Environment Bill Amendments Passed by Lords

On Monday 13 September, an amendment to the Environment Bill was passed in the House of Lords, to place a new duty on water companies and the government take all reasonable steps to ensure untreated sewage is not discharged from storm overflows and requires that they...

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South West Lakes Trout Fisheries Report for August

South West Lakes Trout Fisheries Report for August

Find out more from the South West Lakes Trust. The trout fisheries continue to be operated under strict Covid-19 restrictions, in line with the Angling Trust and Government guidelines. At the time of writing, the on-site permit huts are still not yet open, so day...

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