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Archive for September, 2019

Water Abstraction Licences

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

If you take more than 20 cubic meters (4,400gallons) per day from a surface or groundwater source (eg. river, well or borehole) , you are likely to need a licence from Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

  • you will lose your right to abstract water from 1 January 2020
  • if you do not submit a valid application by 31 December 2019 and continue abstraction post this date then you will be committing a criminal offence for which NRW may take enforcement action against you (including prosecution).

The application fee will be either £135 or £1,500 depending on which type of licence is appropriate for your abstraction activity. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that applications are submitted in September 2019 to allow NRW time to address any issues with your application.

Follow this link to the NRW website for more information, and please contact Kebeck (Keith Owen / Becky Jones) for any further advice/assistance on this matter.
tel: 07522 780346

Sustainable Farming and Our Land

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The Welsh Government recently reviewed its proposals for supporting farmers after Brexit. Responses are required by 30 October 2019. The Consultation Document can be viewed by following this link and here you can also download a response form or respond online.

Sustainable Production Grant- Window 6

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the 6th Window of the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Production Grant (SPG) opened on 2 September 2019 and will close at midnight on 11 October 2019.

The grant provides a maximum 40% contribution towards capital investments in equipment and machinery that have been pre-identified to support farmers to address nutrient management and safeguarding and improving water, soil and air quality by reducing pollution.

The maximum grant award is £50,000 (£125,000 spend) and the minimum is £12,000 (£30,000 spend). Applications are to be made via your Rural Payments Wales (RPW) on-line account. A general rules booklet is available on the Welsh Government website. Eligibility for the SPG requires a partner in the business to attend a ‘Sustainable Farming Roadshow’ organised by Farming Connect. Please click here for a list of venues and dates throughout Wales and to book a place.

If you require further assistance with your EOI, please contact us here at CARA Wales on 01570 471516.