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COLBURN
5 & 6 BAILEY COURT
COLBURN BUSINESS PARK
RICHMOND
NORTH YORKSHIRE
DL9 4QL

01748 897 630

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BARNARD CASTLE, LEYBURN, STOKESLEY & BOROUGHBRIDGE

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01748 829210

Rural Land & Business

SINGLE FARM PAYMENT – CROSS COMPLIANCE UPDATE

No Spread Zones (GAEC 19)

Effective from 1st  January 2012

As well as existing SMRs and standards of GAEC, this new requirement comes into effect under cross compliance from 1 January 2012.

The aim of these rules is to protect water against pollution and run-off from agricultural sources. They apply to you if you apply manufactured nitrogen fertiliser and organic manure (1).

A. You must not

  1. apply manufactured nitrogen (inorganic) fertiliser within 2 metres of surface water (2);
  2. apply organic manure within 10 metres of surface water, except on land managed for breeding wader birds or as species rich semi-natural grassland and under certain other restrictions;
  3. apply organic manure within 50 metres of a spring, well or borehole.

If you apply organic manure

B. You must

1. Produce and keep a map (3) of your holding showing:

  • all surface waters on your holding and land within 10 metres of them;
  • all springs, wells and boreholes on your holding, and within 50 metres of the boundary of your holding, and land within 50 metres of them;

2. Update the map with any changes within 3 months from the date of the change.

If you have land in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone and you are meeting the requirements under SMR 4 Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) you will also meet the rules under this standard in respect of that land.

 

Lucinda Clifford, GSC Grays Barnard Castle Office Tel: 01833 637000

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