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Farm pollution blocks new homes across country

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Pollution from farms has prevented housing developments being approved by 35 councils, analysis of Environment Agency data by The Times and Watershed reveals.

Of the known reasons rivers failed to meet standards, 44% were reported to be due to farm pollution and 21% a result of the water sector.

The Independent and the Evening Standard used Watershed’s analysis to bolster their stories about the abolition of water protection rules.

Watershed - Investigative Journalism