Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ)

Understanding the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones map and data

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The European Commission (EC) nitrates directive requires areas of land that drain into waters polluted by nitrates to be designated as Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs). Farmers with land in NVZs have to follow mandatory rules to tackle nitrate loss from agriculture. 

 

 

Key to understanding the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones map:

2013 Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

The 2013 Nitrate Vulnerable Zones are the NVZ boundaries which apply from 1 January 2013.

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  Groundwater -

  Eutropic Waters - 

 

Guidance for farmers in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) for the period 2013 to 2016

 

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

Find out if your farm falls within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone: