Archive for the ‘Growing media and substrates’ Category

Garden Organic call for controls on persistent weed killers because of their presence in municipal composts

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Countryfile Sunday 29th April: Tom Heap is on the opposite side of the country, finding out why we are still digging up one of our greatest natural defences against climate change, peat.

This week on Countryfile, Tom Heap is on the opposite side of the country, finding out why we are still digging up one of our greatest natural defences against climate change, peat.

 

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Growing Media Association Press Release on Nat .Planning Framework peat extraction restrictions

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Peat extraction limited to existing sites and planning consents in England

Extract from New Planning Policy Framework

143. In preparing Local Plans, local planning authorities should:

●●identify and include policies for extraction of mineral resource of local and national importance in their area, but should not identify new sites or extensions to existing sites for peat extraction;

144. When determining planning applications, local planning authorities should:

●not grant planning permission for peat extraction from new or extended sites;

Annex 3: Documents replaced by this Framework

29. Minerals Planning Guidance 13: Guidance for peat provision in England(13 July 1995)

Presentations from the Peat Conference held 4th October at STC

Jack Rieley's presentation (1412)

James Hayes's presentation (828)

Gerald Schmilewski\'s presentation (1049)

Hien Boon's presentation (737)

National Chrysanthemum Society presentation (1177)

British Streptocarpus Society presentation (1447)

National Vegetable Society presentation (715)

James Bean's presentation (1465)

Liz Johnson's presentation (733)