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Code of Good Agricultural Practice for the Protection of Water, Soil and Air for Wales 2011

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This Code of Good Agricultural Practice provides advice and guidance to minimise the risks of causing pollution.

Good practice is defined as that which reduces the risk of pollution, while allowing profitable and productive farming to continue.

Part 2 of the Code is a Statutory Code under section 97 of the Water Resources Act.  However, you do not have to follow the advice given in Part 2.  Natural Resources Wales could take whether you have or not into account when deciding on enforcement action following any water pollution incident.  

The Code also provides a reference source for the legal requirements for farmers and land managers with respect to air, soil and water.  It also contains references to related legal requirements such as planning, access and biodiversity.