Background to Poole Harbour debate
The Poole Harbour Nutrient Management Scheme has been put together by the NFU and farmers in order to create a solution to the issue of nutrients from agriculture causing environmental damage to the internationally designated wildlife areas in Poole Harbour. The PH Scheme is farmer led and managed and hopes to be an alternative to regulation and create new opportunities for income generation by farmers.
We are now at a stage where the EA and NE will be sending in their final report; this will include our alternative to a WPZ. Whilst there is still a long way to go and the detail is still to be created, we at least have a better solution for farming that is controlled by farming.
The PH Scheme is being developed and funding sought. If you want to get involved or have questions then please contact Louise Stratton, Dorset county adviser, on 07811 160958 or email bG91aXNlLnN0cmF0dG9uQG5mdS5vcmcudWs=.