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Notice to Farmers


The European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2014

The purpose of these regulations is to give effect to Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme for the protection of waters against pollution caused by agricultural sources.

Kildare County Council advises all farmers of the following insertions to Part 4 Prevention of Water Pollution from Fertilisers and Certain Activities of these regulations.

Section 17, Subsection 17

No cultivation shall take place within 2m of a watercourse identified on the OSI 1:10560 map except in the case of grassland establishment or the sowing of grass crops.

Section 17, Subsection 18

Supplementary feeding points shall not be located within 20m of waters and shall not be located on bare rock.

Farmers are advised that any breach of these regulations identified by Kildare County Council can be reported to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.

For further information contact: Kildare County Council, Environment Section, Tel: (045) 980588

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