Archive for the ‘Growing media and substrates’ Category

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 (1495 downloads)

James Hayes's presentation (877 downloads)

Gerald Schmilewski's presentation (1103 downloads)

Hien Boon's presentation (784 downloads)

National Chrysanthemum Society presentation (1262 downloads)

British Streptocarpus Society presentation (1521 downloads)

National Vegetable Society presentation (757 downloads)

James Bean's presentation (1531 downloads)

Liz Johnson's presentation (784 downloads)

Seabrook tackles Peat Issues

Read Peter Seabrook’s article from The Sun (Oct 1st 2011)

The Sun 's Article on Peat (660 downloads)