Rixton Landfill is a non-hazardous landfill that required re-permitting under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations. Two previous assessments (by others) failed to fully define the geological and hydrogeological setting well enough to give the Environment Agency confidence to issue a Permit for the existing landfill.
Grosvenor Farms requested support for their application for a Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme as part of their sustainability and environmental policy. Hafren Water co-ordinated a team including Reaseheath College and Shropshire Wildlife Trust to deliver the necessary Wetland Feasibility Study in support of the application.
The Environment Agency identified that Rookery Brook was failing the Water Framework Directive (WFD) status for Macroinvertebrates, with phosphorous also implicated as an issue. Hafren Water collaborated with Reaseheath Agricultural Development Academy (RADA) in a CPAF-funded project to undertake an assessment of Rookery Brook, to ascertain the causes of the deteriorating water quality.