Ditch clearing© David Burton/FLPA / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock
Rules preventing farmers from dredging and maintaining ditches unless they complete lots of paperwork have finally been relaxed. Farmers across England can now undertake low-level work on their own land without needing to seek Environment Agency (EA) consent. See also: Farmers to get green light to maintain watercourses Defra said the relaxation would remove unnecessary paper permits and allow the EA to focus their efforts on wider strategic flood-risk management. The exemption only applies to man-made ditches, land drains, agricultural […]
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