We sell nutrient neutrality credits which you can buy in 0.1 kg units of phosphorous
Our first round of nutrient neutrality credits for the Yare catchment will be priced at £2,400+VAT per 0.1kg/yr Total Phosphorus (inclusive of the nitrogen mitigation needed for your development site). Payment for credits will be required upfront.
Not all the development in Norfolk is affected by nutrient neutrality requirements. Please see our map showing the areas affected.
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First credits in the Yare catchment
After months of diligent work, Norfolk Environmental Credits is set to release its first round of credits. These credits are specifically created to offset nutrients resulting from new projects in the Yare catchment area.
Given the demand, we'll need to allocate credits selectively at first. The decision on which developments get priority will hinge on the information developers and promoters input on the Norfolk Environmental Credits website.
Therefore, if you need nutrient credits for your site(s), it's essential to register your interest for credits using our form below.
Due to some of the recent uncertainties about a Government solution to Nutrient Neutrality, Norfolk Environmental Credits will initially release credits to a small number of larger development sites to ensure the long term financial security of the company. The focus will then very quickly switch to prioritise sites with the lowest phosphate needs that have faced the most extended delays due to nutrient neutrality.
However, with the first tranche of credits aiming to support up to 5,000 homes in the Yare catchment, it's crucial that even sites with substantial phosphate and nitrate demands, or those recently added to the planning pipeline, register their interest using our form below.
In the upcoming weeks, Norfolk Environmental Credits will get in touch with prioritised developers and promoters to discuss credit allocations and the steps involved.
Calculate your Credits
The Norfolk Budget Calculator has been designed to help Norfolk developers work out the nutrient loads their new housing schemes will create.
This confirms the nutrient neutrality credits you need to purchase to ensure there is no detrimental impact on phosphorus and nitrogen levels in Norfolk rivers.
The calculator is specific to Norfolk and Natural England was consulted on its background assumptions. You can find out more about how to use the calculator below.
Get in touch to discuss the cost and availability of credits
To register your interest in purchasing nutrient neutrality credits from us, please complete the following form: