Development in the River Clun catchment
Natural England have recently advised that the Clun is exceeding its targets for both phosphates and nitrates. All development within the Clun catchment will, therefore, need to demonstrate nutrient neutrality for both phosphates and nitrates.
Action for developers
If you are a private individual or developer making a planning application in this catchment area you will need to:
- Complete and submit a phosphate budget for your application using Natural England's nutrient budget calculator below
- Demonstrate what action you will take to mitigate any nutrient consequences of your application
In order to sign off on a Habitat Regulations Assessment for development within the Clun catchment you must demonstrate nutrient neutrality.
You can calculate the amount of nutrients your proposed development will add to the watercourse using Natural England's nutrient budget calculator.
For guidance on how to demonstrate your means of mitigation both onsite, in the first instance, and offsite where necessary,