Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Organic or manufactured nitrogen fertilisers that you use on your land can pollute surface and ground waters.
Make sure you comply with regulations on storing and applying fertilisers by checking our guidance on chemical and man-made fertilisers
If your land is in a nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ) Scotland you may have to comply with limits on the amount of livestock manure and manufactured fertilisers you can spread on your land. These limits apply to all land in Northern Ireland.
Read our guidance on NVZs for more information and to find out if you are in an NVZ.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
NEW GPP 24 now available: Stables, Kennels and Catteries
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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