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Warwickshire Rural Hub

Legislation & Regulation

Calculate your EA water resources abstractions charge prior to billing

The first bills under the new Environment Agency (Environmental Permitting and Abstractions Licensing) Charging Scheme 2022 will be received in September.  In the meantime you can calculate your likely bill using the annual charge indicator tool.   Read all about the Charging Scheme and access the charge indicator tool on this page.  

Apply early to renew an animal transport authority

If you move animals more than 65km as part of your business activity you must have a transport authorisation issued by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). Animal transport authorisations last for five years and a significant number are due for renewal in 2022.     APHA is reminding transporters to apply for renewal as early as possible, and certainly before their current authorisation expires, to ensure they can continue to operate. There is no cost to renewing a transport authorisation but transporting animals without the correct authority carries a heavy penalty.

The 2022 Agricultural Census is now active

The agricultural census runs every 10 years and all active, commercial farms are required to complete it.  Defra uses the information to agree industry priorities, make decisions on investments and design policies which meet the needs to farmers.  If you have an active, commercial holding you should have received an email or letter with information on how to complete the census.    If you have not received any information and you think you should have, or if you would like assistance in completing the census, please contact Defra on 03000 600 140 or email 

Updated information on riparian rights

Updated information on your responsibilities and rules to follow for watercourses on or near your property, and permissions you need to do work around them, have been placed on the website. Visit the link below to view the information.

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Reminder on water abstraction licences

If your current water abstraction licence is due to expire, and you want to continue to abstract, you need to apply for a new licence at least 3 months before the existing licence expires.
For more information on applying for a water abstraction licence, please visit the website below.

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Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

Karen Ellis (Chair)
Amy Brant
Rosemary Collier
Emlyn Evans
Ian Jelley
Henry Lucas
Marion Perrett Pearson
Alexandra Robinson










Environmental Steering Group Members

Zoe Bell (Chair)
Tony Beysens
Meehal Grint, Kings Seeds
Tom Newbery, Highfield Farm
David Ruddock, Middlemarch Environmental
Louis Phipps, Bragborough Estate
Zoe Burrows, Rookery Farm




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