Percolation test results


Anyone done them , wanting some results before submitting our results so I don’t make a rod for our back , time taken is roughly 5 hrs for a hole roughly a meter square , thanks.


Arable Farmer
Had to do it for a planning app here, got a bod in to do it, three holes and turned out ok. The drainage officer was happy, the parish council still weren’t!!! Took near on 14 months for planning on a grain shed…..


Livestock Farmer
Laird wanted planning permission for three housing plots in the village

SEPA (Scottish environment protection) had vetoed any more development because no drains for sewerage and existing septic tank soak aways often don't "soak away"

Laird waited until one of the driest September's in living memory, dug the test holes, passed with flying colours.....

Hasn't sold any of the plots yet, the ground has always been sodden wet since 🙄

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...