The Environment Agency has increased the cost of a pig and poultry environmental permit by 2.7 per cent.
As of the 1 April 2014 the cost has now an application has risen to £3,750. Annual subsistence charges have increased to £2,490 for non-accredited farming installations and £1,580 for accredited farming installations (those assessed through the Farm Assurance Scheme).
A full copy of the new charges can be found in the Environment Agency document Environmental Permitting Charging Scheme & Guidance (page 42).
This is despite the NFU objecting to the proposed increase in our written consultation response to the Environment Agency. A full copy of our response to the proposed changes can be found on NFUOnline.
Please be aware that pre-application advice is available for new permits, variations, transfers and the surrender of an application. If you’re application relates to a bespoke permit the Environment Agency offers up to 15 hours of free advice on how to prepare your application. Contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 for further information.