The NFU has submitted its response to the Environment Agency consultation on the charge proposals for April 2019.
The main points within the consultation focus on:
- Not extending the scope of charging for habitats assessments
- Agreement for lower charges for smaller scale composting sites
- Reservations regarding the High Public Interest criteria set within the Public Participation Statement
The proposals in this consultation follow various changes implemented in April 2018 as a result of our Strategic Review of Charges (SRoC).
The EA is seeking views on further charge proposals which will take effect in England from April 2019.
The proposed changes are designed to add clarity to existing charging schemes, accommodate changes in costs of regulation and make new charging scheme changes that were not included in the SRoC.