Nitrate Neutrality

News NitratesNutrient neutrality is a means of ensuring that development does not add to existing nutrient burdens.

The Natural England Nutrient Neutrality Plan requires all Councils in the Solent to ensure nitrate pollution does not increase from this point on.

The Solent Councils plan to mitigate for the wastewater pollution created by new buildings (which is sent through the Treatment Works) by allowing fields on the IoW and in Warblington to lie fallow.

Havant Borough Council issued a Position Statement and Mitigation Plan for Nutrient Neutral Development in August 2020 and you may view this on the HBC website here or on our SOI website here.