"Essential use" exclusion threatens horticulture businesses as Government announces water extraction reforms

The new abstraction reform plan will improve access to water, says the Environment Agency, but horticultural production remains at risk if horticulture is not designated as an "essential use", says leading consultant John Adlam.

You must sign in to continue.

You can register for a 14 day free trial subscription, or Subscribe Now for full access. View subscription options.

Please enter your details

Forgotten Password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at

or call 020 8267 8121, or refer to our answers to frequently asked questions.

Subscribe for full access

Direct Debit

Most people subscribe by direct debit.


Credit Card

Subscribe by credit card


or Register for a 14 day free trial subscription

Already subscribed but don't have a password?

Activate your web account here