£2.5m uplands agreement seems to sidestep Burning Code

Walshaw Moor Estate Ltd (WME) is to receive a publicly-funded subsidy payment of £2,504,668.08, over the 10 year period of its Environmental Stewardship Agreement with Natural England.  Starting from June 2012, the Agreement  -Number  AG00410821 – covers 3,486.1 hectares and commits WME to carrying out a range of environmental management measures.

From Natural England website

Why is Natural England allowing WME to burn blanket bog, when the Burning Code strongly advocates a ban on burning this habitat?

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