The Environment Agency has published a briefing note which provides an overview of the impacts of Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) on the intensive farming sector.
The briefing note also details recent changes to permit conditions.
All existing intensive farms with a permit will be the subject of IED from 7 January 2014. The EA are still considering how this will occur and further advice will be provided nearer the time.
The update includes information regarding:
- Site condition reports
- Permit template changes
- Emissions of substances not controlled by emission limits (eg groundwater and soil)
For further information see the briefing note in related documents.