Rural development and land management


  1. Contaminated land

    Who's responsible for cleaning up contaminated land and how you know if your business is on a contaminated site

  2. Capital grant application form: Countryside Stewardship

    Applicants should use the capital grant form and relevant annex to apply for a grant for capital items for hedgerows and boundaries, or woodland support schemes.

  3. Permanent grassland assessment form: Countryside Stewardship

    For farmers and land managers to assess if land is eligible for permanent grassland options GS2, GS5 or GS6.

  4. Check evidence and record keeping requirements: Countryside Stewardship

    A tool to help farmers and land managers check they can meet the requirements for Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers before they apply.

  5. Appeal a hedgerow notice

    Appeal a hedgerow notice - deadlines, how to appeal and how long it takes to get a decision

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Guidance and regulation

  1. BPS 2018
  2. Countryside Productivity Scheme
  3. Sites of special scientific interest: managing your land
  4. Mid Tier: Countryside Stewardship
  5. Prevent harmful weeds and invasive non-native plants spreading
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News and communications

  1. Public to have say on new National Parks
  2. National Parks review launched
  3. New competition: Biosensing across wide areas
  4. Environmental farming scheme given green light
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Research and statistics

  1. Rural housing statistics
  2. Rural population and migration statistics
  3. Rural economic activity statistics
  4. Statistical Digest of Rural England
  5. Landscapes review: National Parks and AONBs
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Landscapes review (National Parks and AONBs): call for evidence
  2. National FCERM strategy: Strategic Environmental Assessment scoping report
  3. Rural planning review: call for evidence
  4. RDPE programme document 2014 to 2020
  5. Rural proofing
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Results-Based Agri-environment Payment Scheme (RBAPS) pilot study in England
  2. Budget dedicated to business support for 2013 to 2014
  3. Fibre GarDen's application for funding
  4. Agricultural minimum wage cases 1 January 2013 to 31 October 2014
  5. Great Asby Broadband Community Interest Company
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