Issue details

RURAL ESTATES

In January 2021, the Welsh Government announced regulatory measures to address agricultural pollution. These regulations are known as The Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales) Regulations 2021. The regulations will have a huge impact on the majority of the Council’s farms, especially the dairy farms, which will involve having to upgrade slurry storage facilities to accommodate at least five months’ worth of slurry. The average capacity of slurry stores on Council farms currently stands at 2-3 months of storage.
This report provides an update on the current situation regarding the impact of the regulations on the Farm Estate and the implications following the outcome of recent condition surveys carried out on all 24 farms.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/10/2022

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
am satisfied in all the circumstances of the case that the public interest in maintaining the exemption referred to above outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information contained in this report as disclosure would unfairly undermine the commercial interests of the Council and individual farmers. RJ Edgecombe (Deputy Monitoring Officer)

Decision due: 13 Feb 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Resources

Lead director: Chief Executive

Department: Chief Executives

Contact: Jason Jones (Head of Regeneration), Head of Regeneration Email: JaJones@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.