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Category Archives: Somerset Levels
Somerset Levels Drainage: Back to the Future
While the debate over flooding continues to ebb and flow, it seems that the newly minted Somerset Drainage Authority, sorry Somerset Rivers Authority, have found their way back to the bright shiny future of the 1950s, when electricity would … Continue reading
Posted in drainage, flooding, Somerset Levels Tagged drainage, flooding, River Sowy, Somerset Levels 5 Comments
Somerset Levels Update: Reflections on Flooding
It’s not just “You forgot the birds” who have been attacking RSPB recently. Earlier this year, they were blamed by a number of people, for causing the flooding in the Somerset Levels and Moors. Christopher Booker, in the Telegraph, was … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, flooding, Maize, Natural England, RSPB, Somerset Levels, Uncategorized Tagged dredging, flooding, Maize, RSPB, Somerset Levels, wet meadows 1 Comment
Liz Truss gases on about Solar Farms, ignores threat from Maize.
The new Environment Secretary Liz Truss has led a charge against solar farms recently, announcing that they should not be used on productive farmland, which is there to produce food. She called them “a blight on the landscape” and announced … Continue reading
Posted in biogas, Liz Truss, Maize, Solar Farms, Somerset Levels, Uncategorized Tagged Biogas, Liz Truss, Maize, Renewable Energy, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Solar Farms 5 Comments
Paterson promises the world to Levels Farmers – they want the Sun too.
Owen Paterson, the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Cabinet, has been missing for months. Where has he been? Not in the limelight. But he popped up yesterday in the West Country to promise the world to the Farmers of the Somerset … Continue reading
Posted in CLA, farming, flooding, NFU, Owen Paterson, Somerset Levels Tagged CLA, flooding, Owen Paterson, Somerset Levels 15 Comments