Policy

Soils ‘policy’ is determined by a wide variety of organisation, not limited to national and devolved governments and the various enforcement agencies.  Land management is also driven by research and recommendations by NGOs, farming groups, businesses and scientists – calls to action which aim to influence government policy and farmer behaviour and the role of numerous organisation in-between.  

The following is a collection of the most authoritative and influential, categorised according to the organisation responsible.

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NI Future Agricultural Policy Framework Consultation

2018

DAERA

The Department is engaging with the wider farming, food and environmental sectors on a possible future agricultural policy framework for Northern Ireland.

Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Strategy

2018

DAERA

The report follows a recommendation by the Agri Food Strategy Board in ‘Going for Growth’ that a strategic land management policy should be developed.

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland)

2017

UK Parliament

The European Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) has been transposed into Northern Ireland regulations through The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017.

The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order

2002

UK Parliament

The main aim of the Order is to make provision for a variety of environmental issues, with specific regard to pollution prevention and control, air quality and areas of special scientific interest (ASSI).

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