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How can I make sure my farm business complies with environmental regulations?

The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for for members looking for advice on any topic including regulation and legislation. Contact the North office here.
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The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for for members looking for advice on any topic including regulation and legislation. Contact the North office here.
CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of rural issues including regulation and legislation.
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CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of rural issues including regulation and legislation.
There are also CLA national advisor teams which can offer specialist advice on environmental and land use queries, access and more.
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There are also CLA national advisor teams which can offer specialist advice on environmental and land use queries, access and more.
Fera is developing methods of turning farm waste products into income. See more details here.
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Fera is developing methods of turning farm waste products into income. See more details here.
The NFU’s regional, national and international teams are dedicated to understanding influencing and communicating the legislative and regulatory framework affecting farm businesses across all sectors. Contact the North East office for more information about membership.
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The NFU’s regional, national and international teams are dedicated to understanding influencing and communicating the legislative and regulatory framework affecting farm businesses across all sectors. Contact the North East office for more information about membership.
NFU members have access to 150 different Business Guides, - detailed documents on a wide range of regulatory, legal and cross sector issues. Members can download copies from the website or ring the NFU CallFirst helpline to request copies.
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NFU members have access to 150 different Business Guides, - detailed documents on a wide range of regulatory, legal and cross sector issues. Members can download copies from the website or ring the NFU CallFirst helpline to request copies.
The NFU offers its members a range of ‘model clauses’ - a range of specimen contracts that can be used  as a starting point for formal business agreements covering everything from grazing licences to metal detecting. See the full index here.
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The NFU offers its members a range of ‘model clauses’ - a range of specimen contracts that can be used  as a starting point for formal business agreements covering everything from grazing licences to metal detecting. See the full index here.
Nidderdale AONB offers farmers in the Nidderdale area free advice and training on reducing pollution as part of the River Nidd Catchment Sensitive Farming Partnership.
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Nidderdale AONB offers farmers in the Nidderdale area free advice and training on reducing pollution as part of the River Nidd Catchment Sensitive Farming Partnership.
Nidderdale AONB supports two industry-led farmer groups based in Upper Nidderdale and the River Skell Catchment which organise training events, practical demonstrations and farm visits.
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Nidderdale AONB supports two industry-led farmer groups based in Upper Nidderdale and the River Skell Catchment which organise training events, practical demonstrations and farm visits.
With support from the Prince’s Countryside Fund, Askham Bryan and Nethergill Associates, the AONB can help farmers in the Nidderdale area with preparing business and environment plans.
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With support from the Prince’s Countryside Fund, Askham Bryan and Nethergill Associates, the AONB can help farmers in the Nidderdale area with preparing business and environment plans.
The Farmer Network offers a Cross Check service to members and non-members (a fee may apply) to check compliance with a range of regulation and legislation.
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The Farmer Network offers a Cross Check service to members and non-members (a fee may apply) to check compliance with a range of regulation and legislation.
The Farmer Network also updates members on policy matters via a weekly email newsletter and social media.
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The Farmer Network also updates members on policy matters via a weekly email newsletter and social media.
There is a wealth of planning information on the Environmental Health section of the Richmondshire District Council website for farms and farm businesses in the Richmondshire District area.
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There is a wealth of planning information on the Environmental Health section of the Richmondshire District Council website for farms and farm businesses in the Richmondshire District area.
Brown & Co offers a cross compliance and countryside stewardship health check service. Contact Robert.Meadley@brown-co.com for more details.
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Brown & Co offers a cross compliance and countryside stewardship health check service. Contact Robert.Meadley@brown-co.com for more details.
ADAS’ agriculture consultants can ensure that you are complying with existing environmental regulations such as NVZ Regulations, SSAFO Regulations and Basic Payment Scheme cross compliance. ADAS can also help you assess the impact of future regulation on your farm business. Contact Fiona Tweedie on fiona.tweedie@adas.co.uk or call Fiona on 07766441934 for more details.
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ADAS’ agriculture consultants can ensure that you are complying with existing environmental regulations such as NVZ Regulations, SSAFO Regulations and Basic Payment Scheme cross compliance. ADAS can also help you assess the impact of future regulation on your farm business. Contact Fiona Tweedie on fiona.tweedie@adas.co.uk or call Fiona on 07766441934 for more details.
The Biorenewables Development Centre can offer assistance to check compliance with a range of environmental regulation and legislation. Contact the BDC for more details.
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The Biorenewables Development Centre can offer assistance to check compliance with a range of environmental regulation and legislation. Contact the BDC for more details.
You can read some guidance on screening and scoping opinions for Environmental Impact Assessments on the Craven District Council website here. 
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You can read some guidance on screening and scoping opinions for Environmental Impact Assessments on the Craven District Council website here
There is a wide range of advice and resources relating to the environment on the Scarborough Borough Council website, including information on fly-tipping, pollution, dog control etc. See here for more details. 
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There is a wide range of advice and resources relating to the environment on the Scarborough Borough Council website, including information on fly-tipping, pollution, dog control etc. See here for more details.