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Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

The NVZ rules are part of the requirements for cross compliance, known as Statutory Management Requirement 1. You must meet all NVZ cross-compliance requirements to qualify for full payment under the Basic Payment Scheme and other direct payments.

View the most up to date NVZ rules

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) are areas designated as being at risk from agricultural nitrate pollution. They include about 58% of land in England. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) reviews NVZs every four years to account for changes in water pollution.

You can use this free NVZ mapping tool below to see if you're inside an NVZ designation.

Check if you're inside an NVZ

CXCS can complete your NVZ records for you

View Cross Compliance Service

New NVZ designations

If you were notified of your land entering the NVZ designations then you have until 1st of January 2018 to complete all necessary changes to comply with the NVZ regulations. However, the following rules will not apply until 31st July 2019:

  • Closed period for organic manures
  • Restrictions on spreading slurry
  • Exemption for organic holdings
  • Closed period for manufactured fertilisers
  • Separation of slurry
  • Storage requirements

You must make sure that you transition your farming practices by these given dates otherwise you may find yourself with a penalty.

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