Call for Evidence on Impact of Nutrient Neutrality on Housing Developments Launched
A CALL FOR EVIDENCE seeking to create a comprehensive view of the impact of nutrient neutrality advice on developments has been launched by the government.
Nutrient neutrality controls are designed to prevent the release of reactive nitrogen into the environment when new housing developments are built.
Nutrient pollution is currently impacting permissions for development and delaying the delivery of 120,000 new homes across 74 local authorities across the UK.
In an announcement in March the government said, as well as launching a call for evidence, it will provide funding to support clearer routes for housing developers to deliver nutrient neutral sites. This will aid its ambition to build 300,000 new homes each year by the mid-2020s.
Call for Evidence
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is inviting all local planning authorities (LPAs) affected by the issue to:
Provide evidence as to the impact of nutrient neutrality; and
Provide information and views about the scale of the impact of nutrient neutrality, forthcoming solutions, and on-going work at a catchment level.
The Department is also interested in hearing from others who have evidenced proposals which could reduce nutrient pollution and unlock housing.
LPAs affected by nutrient neutrality are invited to submit costed expressions of interest for projects or strategies for delivering nutrient mitigation to unlock housing delivery in catchments of Habitats Sites affected by nutrient pollution.
The Call for Evidence and Expression of Interest will close at 11.45pm on 24 May 2023.
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