21 July 1995

NVZ deadline move

MAFF has extended the nitrate vulnerable zone response deadline for some farmers after requests from the NFU and others.

The deadline has been extended from July 31 to Aug 21.

But only for interested parties who did not receive a copy of the governments NVZ response document a "few days" after May 25.

MAFF said a delay in the despatch of some copies meant "some interested parties have not had has as long to consider the document and response as was intended".