Planning for Soil
Soil is a finite resource that faces many pressures and this
paper has been developed to raise awareness of the importance of
the need to protect Worcestershire's soil resource.
The Strategic Planning Team has worked in partnership
with Natural England, The Environment Agency and The
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust to develop
the accompanying paper.
Technical Research Paper
Soils in Worcestershire Technical Research Paper (PDF 658
This research paper is intended to raise awareness and support
the strategic consideration of soils by identifying emerging best
practice and policy.
our Soils - A Strategy for England (PDF 509 KB)
This Document outlines the Government’s approach to safeguarding
our soils for the long term.
It provides a vision to guide future policy development
across a range of areas and sets out the practical steps that we
need to take to prevent further degradation of our soils, enhance,
restore and ensure their resilience, and improve our understanding
of the threats to soil and best practice in responding to them.
A consultation on the "Planning for Soils in
Worcestershire" Technical Research Paper took place in December
Details of consultation comments received, together with
Worcestershire County Council's officer responses, can be
viewed on the
Technical Research Paper Consultation Responses (PDF 44
Provides information on Defra's roles and responsibilities in
relation to soils
- Herefordshire and
Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust
Central Government department responsible for national policy on
preserving UK's Resources.
- National Soil
An institute based at Cranfield University and is a
leader in research on soil and soil science.
- The Soil
A registered charity founded in 1946 by a group of farmers,
scientists and nutritionists who observed a direct connection
between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental
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