Woodland Creation Grant

The Woodland Creation Grant is part of Countryside Stewardship and is available for applications all year round.  You can apply for up to £6,800 per hectare to help plant trees, including the capital items associated with this.  As well as payments of £1.28 per tree, you can also apply for various fencing and gate options, […]

BPS 2020: Mapping Changes

Every year when we meet our clients to discuss their Basic Payment Scheme application, one of the first things we do is go through all the maps and check whether any require updating or changing.  This can create even more work at a very busy time, and often means that we are submitting the BPS […]

BPS 2020 and Greening

It may seem a little early to be thinking about next year’s Basic Payment Scheme application, however, now is the time to start checking your cropping plans against the current BPS greening rules. Any BPS applicant with more than 10ha of arable land must consider the greening rules when thinking about their cropping for the […]

Countryside Stewardship: 2018 Applications

For those of you who have requested a Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier or Capital Water Grant application pack from Natural England before the deadline of May 31st, you now have two months to put your full application together. This should be plenty of time IF you start planning your application now. Remember that the Capital […]