Nutrient neutrality - what residents need to know

The water quality of our coast can be affected by excessive levels of nutrients – specifically nitrogen and phosphorous - which can come from a number of sources.

In order for development schemes to be permitted, they need to be ‘nutrient neutral’.

Recognising a pro-active approach was key, Havant Borough Council developed its own bespoke solution to addressing nutrients.

Further information on the Council’s mitigation scheme can be found in the Position Statement and Mitigation Plan for Nutrient Neutral Development as well as in the document ‘Better future for all’.

The council as part of the Position Statement and Mitigation Plan for Nutrient Neutral Development also commissioned a consultancy to undertake two studies looking at the Budds Farm Catchment and Warblington Farm as a mitigation option.