Computerised version of the 4-Point Plan

The 4 Point Plan was originally developed in paper form by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC), the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD), NFU Scotland, WWF (Scotland), Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). It was intended to provide straightforward information for livestock farmers on how to minimise pollution from farming activities whilst benefiting the farm business and the surrounding environment. It included information on minimising dirty water, better nutrient use, drawing up a simple risk assessment for spreading manure and slurry and guidance on better water margin management.

AERU produced an interactive version of the 4 Point Plan, which has been integrated into the EMA software package. This project was supported by SEERAD and SNH.


Dr Andy Green



University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire, 2017.