WQ83969 (e) Tabled on 25/11/2021

What steps is the Welsh Government taking to unlock potential new developments that have become stalled due to rules concerning phosphate pollution?

Answered by Minister for Climate Change | Answered on 02/12/2021

Solutions to phosphate issues will vary depending on the development type and the specific location of the proposed development.  The Welsh Government is seeking a collaborative framework that brings together the necessary stakeholders to deliver local solutions to the specific problems encountered by individual developments.  This is supported by a national planning sub-group to ensure necessary national guidance is put in place by Natural Resources Wales to ensure consistency where appropriate.  The Welsh Government chairs an oversight group to co-ordinate actions between the different sectors involved such as agriculture and planning.