Services

  1. Make or update a rural payments claim

    Update your details with the Rural Payments Agency to keep claiming payments for your farm land

  2. Rights of way and accessing land

    Rights of way and right to roam - access rights of way, open access and permissive access land, use common lands, the Countryside Code, report problems

  3. Find protected areas of countryside

    Find protected areas, check if your business or home is near one and what environmental restrictions apply

  4. Rural Development Programme for England

    Rural Development Programme for England - funding and current schemes

  5. Commons Act 2006: landowner statements, highways statements and declarations form

    Single application form which allows for both highways statements and declarations, and landowner statements.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. The Countryside Code
  2. Public rights of way: landowner responsibilities
  3. Rights of Way order information: Decisions and maps
  4. Open access land: management, rights and responsibilities
  5. Areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs): designation and management
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News and communications

  1. National Drought Group – Chairman’s Statement – September 2018
  2. Grass greener, but rain needed to reduce drought-risk for 2019
  3. New outreach centre launched to help boost wildlife
  4. Opening access to the countryside
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Research and statistics

  1. Landscapes review: National Parks and AONBs
  2. Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment: 2013 to 2014
  3. Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment: 2012 to 2013
  4. Ecological indicators for abandoned mines
  5. Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment: 2011 to 2012
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Open access restriction at West Dart River Valley (2): how to comment
  2. Landscapes review (National Parks and AONBs): call for evidence
  3. Open access restriction at Godrevy: outcome
  4. Open access restriction at Lymington Yacht Haven (marina): consultation outcome
  5. Open access restriction at West Dart River Valley (1): consultation outcome
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. M40 – Extinguishment of bridleway
  2. Accredited country parks in England
  3. Durham's National Nature Reserves
  4. River Thames: compliance plan
  5. Research opportunities on National Nature Reserves in England
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