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Code of Good Agricultural Practice for the Protection of Water, Soil and Air for Wales 2011




This Code of Good Agricultural Practice provides advice and guidance to minimise the risks of causing pollution.  Good practice is defined as that which reduces the risk of pollution, while allowing profitable and productive farming to continue.

Part 2 of the Code is a Statutory Code under section 97 of the Water Resources Act.  However, you do not have to follow the advice given in Part 2.  Environment Agency Wales could take whether you have or not into account when deciding on enforcement action following any water pollution incident.  

The Code also provides a reference source for the legal requirements for farmers and land managers with respect to air, soil and water.  It also contains references to related legal requirements such as planning, access and biodiversity.

The Code of Good Agricultural Practice - Introduction

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This section describes how agricultural practice can affect our water, soil and air.
 

The Code of Good Agricultural Practice - Appendices 1 - 3

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This section contains a Code of Good Agricultural Practice to be implemented by farmers on a voluntary basis.
 

The Code of Good Agricultural Practice - Appendices 4-5

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This section contains an example of an Environment Emergency Plan and an explanation of the measures and responsibilities required to prevent contamination and waste of the public water supply.
 

The Code of Good Agricultural Practice - Useful contacts

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This contains a list of contacts that may be of use relating to the Code of Good Agricultural Practice.
 

The Code of Good Agricultural Practice - References

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This section contains references used relating to the Code of Good Agricultural Practice.