in areas targeted for the reduction of water pollution from agriculture
with support from a Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) officer
This item can be used to move a static holding pen used in conjunction with a mobile sheep dip.
Where this item cannot be used
in conjunction with the installation of new permanent sheep dip and holding pens on a farm where there are no existing dipping facilities
to replace existing equipment in the same location
without relevant advice or consents from the Environment Agency or Local Planning Authority
How this item will benefit the environment
This item will install new livestock drinking troughs in relocated sheep dip facilities. Pollution from sheep dips can cause damage to people and aquatic wildlife. Relocating sheep dips and pens can help reduce risk of diffuse water pollution.
install the water trough on a level hard base in either the draining pen or a fenced area
the trough must be made of galvanised steel, concrete, spray-moulded glass-reinforced cement (GRC) or polyethylene
close to a historic farmstead or listed building (get advice on listed building consent)
on sites of archaeological or historic importance as identified in the HEFER (get advice on Scheduled Monument consent from Historic England, before using this item on such sites)
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) operates in parts of the country where there are water quality issues linked to farming. The scheme provides farmers with free advice and training. See guidance for further information on CSF support