On the 6th February 2018 a new small grant scheme was announced by the Farming Minister. This recent grant opportunity is intended to support investments in specific agricultural equipment. The online application is now live and will close in just over a month’s time on the 14th March 2018.
Farmers in the Midlands are able to apply for a grant to protect local watercourses. The ‘Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme’ supports farmers in making improvements to their farm management and infrastructure to reduce the risk of pollution into local water courses from fertiliser, manure and dirty water.
Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham Council together with the Clwydian Range AONB partnership have come together to create a new Supplementary Planning Guidance Note to guide both applicants and the council’s planning departments when going through the planning application process. The public and interested parties are now asked to submit their comments on the Draft Paper.