Angling Trust - DEFRA Proposals Tp Protect Farmland Could Make Flooding Worse And Damage Wildlife
- Category: Flooding
- Published: Wednesday, 06 January 2016 19:46
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Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, in a speech at the Oxford Farming Conference today (Wednesday 6 January) announced a number of measures which could increase the risk of flooding in towns and cities and cause widespread damage to the environment, according to the Angling Trust.
Today's announcement from Defra states that the department will be allowing farmers to dredge ‘ditches’ without seeking permission from the Environment Agency because they ‘know their land best’. This follows a series of pilot projects last year, the results of which failed to make the case for further deregulation of dredging .