Defra to cut environment red tape.

DEFRA yesterday published plans to reduce the burden of environment rules as the department continues on its mission to cut the red-tape in farming.  Ministers have launced an 8 week consultation period on simplifying Environmental Permitting regulations which aim to control pollution from intensive farming and other outdoor industries. 

This move continues the direction set last month by Farming Minister, Jim Paice, when he announces a Task Froce to scour the country to identify ways to reduce the regulatory burden on farmers.

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