12 April 2024
BBC highlights review River Wye Action Plan and £35 million financial support

The government has pledged £35m to help clean up the River Wye. The cash comes after years of campaigning and legal action taken by conservation groups, who say the pollution from agriculture is “killing the river”.

Money will be given to farmers to encourage them to stop soil getting into the water, and to take the waste from chicken farms out of the river catchment.

The latest plan was announced on Friday by Jesse Norman, the Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire.

“This is a potential turning point for the river,”

he said.

“The challenge is now for us all, including farmers, Welsh Water, Herefordshire Council, wildlife and environmental groups... to respond quickly and decisively to make it happen.”

Read in full on BBC News