OEP welcomes draft ammonia strategy for NI but identifies areas for improvementHero header

From https://www.theoep.org.uk/report/oep-welcomes-draft-ammonia-strategy-ni-identifies-areas-improvement

While welcoming the department’s overall ambition to reduce damaging ammonia emissions the OEP’s consultation response identifies six key areas where the proposals should be strengthened in order to deliver on its environment improvement goal.
Dame Glenys Stacey, Chair of the OEP, said: “The Ammonia Strategy is critically important for DAERA as it set its ambition to reduce ammonia emissions that will ultimately help protect the environment and public health.  

“We have set out recommendations in our response that we hope will assist and make the Ammonia Strategy more likely to achieve its goal of significant environment improvement.”

The OEP is an independent body that protects and improves the environment by holding government and other public authorities to account. Its powers were extended to cover Northern Ireland in February 2022. We are responding to this consultation under Schedule 1 Paragraph 8 of the Environment Act (2021) .  

The full response is below and more on this story can be found on the OEP website