Cost of pig and poultry permit increases

The Environment Agency has increased the cost of a pig and poultry environmental permit by 2.7 per cent.

Money and calculator_275_274As 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.


Last edited on: 02:05:2014

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