FWR Webinar - Nutrient Neutrality: Success or failure, and the future

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

This webinar will consider the effectiveness of the Natural England advice to Local Planning Authorities (LPA). Consideration will be given to the range of solutions already implemented by various stakeholders to generate the necessary headroom for development. The webinar will evaluate their effectiveness and assess whether they genuinely create environmental benefits. The potential options for the expected new government will also be discussed.


Our Speaker

Sarah Belton, Director, Nutrient Neutral
Sarah is Founder of Nutrient Neutral and for the past 3-4 years has supported developers, planners, landowners and local planning authorities in developing solutions to nutrient neutrality across all affected regions in England and Wales. 

Sarah has a Masters degree in Hydrogeology and 15+ years’ experience in environmental consultancy, where she latterly specialised in water quality and agriculture.  
As a self-confessed “nutrient nerd”, she has a broad understanding of potential mitigation solutions for potential developments, from single dwellings up to 2000-unit developments, in both nitrogen and phosphorus designated areas.

Through this work she has also developed bespoke methodologies, approved by Natural England, for private credit scheme generation.

Nutrient Neutral promotes nature-based solutions for water quality improvements, undertakes assessments and provides advice to landowners for their implementation. Sarah is also a board member of the Constructed Wetland Association.

Nutrient Neutral is also leading an agri-tech research project around a novel solution for the mitigation of diffuse pollution.  

Who to contact

Derek Jardine

Events & Training Lead

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