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Countryside Stewardship: statements of priorities

Find the statements of Countryside Stewardship funding priorities to help achieve a successful application.

Applicants should use the statements of priorities and supporting maps for their area to:

  • identify the priority features and issues being targeted in their area
  • help choose which options to include as part of an application

Find your local statement of priorities

The statements of priorities are grouped by region and listed below. They are named and numbered by National Character Area (NCA).

North East England

National Character Areas in North East England

  1. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North Northumberland Coastal Plain (NCA001)
  2. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northumberland Sandstone Hills (NCA002)
  3. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cheviot Fringe (NCA003)
  4. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cheviots (NCA004)
  5. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Border Moors and Forests (NCA005)
  6. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North Pennines (NCA010)
  7. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Tyne Gap and Hadrian's Wall (NCA011)
  8. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Mid Northumberland (NCA012)
  9. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South East Northumberland Coastal Plain (NCA013)
  10. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Tyne and Wear Lowlands (NCA014)
  11. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Durham Magnesian Limestone Plateau (NCA015)
  12. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Durham Coalfield Pennine Fringe (NCA016)
  13. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Pennine Dales Fringe (NCA022)
  14. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Tees Lowlands (NCA023)
  15. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North York Moors and Cleveland Hills (NCA025)

North West England

National Character Areas in North West England

  1. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Border Moors and Forests (NCA005)
  2. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Solway Basin (NCA006)
  3. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: West Cumbria Coastal Plain (NCA007)
  4. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cumbria High Fells (NCA008)
  5. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Eden Valley (NCA009)
  6. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North Pennines (NCA010)
  7. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Tyne Gap and Hadrian's Wall (NCA011)
  8. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Orton Fells (NCA017)
  9. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Howgill Fells (NCA018)
  10. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South Cumbria Low Fells (NCA019)
  11. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Morecambe Bay Limestones (NCA020)
  12. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Yorkshire Dales (NCA021)
  13. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Morecambe Coast Lune Estuary (NCA031)
  14. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lancashire and Amounderness Plain (NCA032)
  15. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bowland Fringe and Pendle Hill (NCA033)
  16. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bowland Fells (NCA034)
  17. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lancashire Valleys (NCA035)
  18. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Southern Pennines (NCA036)
  19. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dark Peak (NCA051)
  20. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South West Peak (NCA053)
  21. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Manchester Pennine Fringe (NCA054)
  22. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Manchester Conurbation (NCA055)
  23. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lancashire Coal Measures (NCA056)
  24. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Sefton Coast (NCA057)
  25. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Merseyside Conurbation (NCA058)
  26. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Wirral (NCA059)
  27. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Merseyside Valley (NCA060)
  28. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire Plain (NCA061)
  29. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cheshire Sandstone Ridge (NCA062)

Yorkshire and the Humber

National Character Areas in Yorkshire and the Humber

  1. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Yorkshire Dales (NCA021)
  2. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Pennine Dales Fringe (NCA022)
  3. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Tees Lowlands (NCA023)
  4. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Vale of Mowbray (NCA024)
  5. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North York Moors and Cleveland Hills (NCA025)
  6. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Vale of Pickering (NCA026)
  7. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Yorkshire Wolds (NCA027)
  8. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Vale of York (NCA028)
  9. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Howardian Hills (NCA029)
  10. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Southern Magnesian Limestone (NCA030)
  11. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bowland Fringe and Pendle Hill (NCA033)
  12. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bowland Fells (NCA034)
  13. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lancashire Valleys (NCA035)
  14. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Southern Pennines (NCA036)
  15. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Yorkshire Southern Pennine Fringe (NCA037)
  16. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire Coalfields (NCA038)
  17. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Humberhead Levels (NCA039)
  18. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Holderness (NCA040)
  19. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Humber Estuary (NCA041)
  20. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lincolnshire Coast and Marshes (NCA042)
  21. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lincolnshire Wolds (NCA043)
  22. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lincolnshire Central Vale (NCA044)
  23. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northern Lincolnshire Edge with Coversands (NCA045)
  24. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Sherwood (NCA049)
  25. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Derbyshire Peak Fringe (NCA050)
  26. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dark Peak (NCA051)

East Midlands

National Character Areas in East Midlands

  1. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Southern Magnesian Limestone (NCA030)
  2. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Yorkshire Southern Pennine Fringe (NCA037)
  3. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire Coalfields (NCA038)
  4. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Humberhead Levels (NCA039)
  5. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lincolnshire Coast and Marshes (NCA042)
  6. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lincolnshire Wolds (NCA043)
  7. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lincolnshire Central Vale (NCA044)
  8. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northern Lincolnshire Edge with Coversands (NCA045)
  9. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Southern Lincolnshire Edge (NCA047)
  10. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Trent and Belvoir Vales (NCA048)
  11. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Sherwood (NCA049)
  12. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Derbyshire Peak Fringe (NCA050)
  13. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dark Peak (NCA051)
  14. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: White Peak (NCA052)
  15. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South West Peak (NCA053)
  16. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Manchester Pennine Fringe (NCA054)
  17. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Potteries and Churnet Valley (NCA064)
  18. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Needwood and South Derbyshire Claylands (NCA068)
  19. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Trent Valley Washlands (NCA069)
  20. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Melbourne Parklands (NCA070)
  21. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfields (NCA071)
  22. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Mease and Sence Lowlands (NCA072)
  23. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Charnwood (NCA073)
  24. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire Wolds (NCA074)
  25. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Kesteven Uplands (NCA075)
  26. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Claylands (NCA088)
  27. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northamptonshire Vales (NCA089)
  28. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Yardley Whittlewood Ridge (NCA091)
  29. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Rockingham Forest (NCA092)
  30. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: High Leicestershire (NCA093)
  31. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Leicestershire Vales (NCA094)
  32. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northamptonshire Uplands (NCA095)
  33. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dunsmore and Feldon (NCA096)
  34. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cotswolds (NCA107)

West Midlands

National Character Areas in West Midlands

  1. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: White Peak (NCA052)
  2. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South West Peak (NCA053)
  3. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire Plain (NCA061)
  4. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Oswestry Uplands (NCA063)
  5. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Potteries and Churnet Valley (NCA064)
  6. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Shropshire Hills (NCA065)
  7. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Mid Severn Sandstone Plateau (NCA066)
  8. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cannock Chase and Cank Wood (NCA067)
  9. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Needwood and South Derbyshire Claylands (NCA068)
  10. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Trent Valley Washlands (NCA069)
  11. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Melbourne Parklands (NCA070)
  12. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Mease and Sence Lowlands (NCA072)
  13. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Leicestershire Vales (NCA094)
  14. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northamptonshire Uplands (NCA095)
  15. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dunsmore and Feldon (NCA096)
  16. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Arden (NCA097)
  17. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Clun and North West Herefordshire Hills (NCA098)
  18. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Black Mountains and Golden Valley (NCA099)
  19. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Herefordshire Lowlands (NCA100)
  20. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Herefordshire Plateau (NCA101)
  21. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Teme Valley (NCA102)
  22. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Malvern Hills (NCA103)
  23. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South Herefordshire and Over Severn (NCA104)
  24. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Forest of Dean and Lower Wye (NCA105)
  25. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Severn and Avon Vales (NCA106)
  26. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cotswolds (NCA107)

East of England

National Character Areas in East of England

  1. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: The Fens (NCA046)
  2. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Kesteven Uplands (NCA075)
  3. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North West Norfolk (NCA076)
  4. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North Norfolk Coast (NCA077)
  5. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Central North Norfolk (NCA078)
  6. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North East Norfolk and Flegg (NCA079)
  7. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: The Broads (NCA080)
  8. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Greater Thames Estuary (NCA081)
  9. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Suffolk Coast and Heaths (NCA082)
  10. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South Norfolk and High Suffolk Claylands (NCA083)
  11. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Mid Norfolk (NCA084)
  12. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: The Brecks (NCA085)
  13. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South Suffolk and North Essex Clayland (NCA086)
  14. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: East Anglian Chalk (NCA087)
  15. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Claylands (NCA088)
  16. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northamptonshire Vales (NCA089)
  17. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge (NCA090)
  18. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Yardley Whittlewood Ridge (NCA091)
  19. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Rockingham Forest (NCA092)
  20. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Chilterns (NCA110)
  21. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northern Thames Basin (NCA111)
  22. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Thames Valley (NCA115)

South East England and London

National Character Areas in South East England and London

  1. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Greater Thames Estuary (NCA081)
  2. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Claylands (NCA088)
  3. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge (NCA090)
  4. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Yardley Whittlewood Ridge (NCA091)
  5. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northamptonshire Uplands (NCA095)
  6. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cotswolds (NCA107)
  7. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Upper Thames Clay Vales (NCA108)
  8. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Midvale Ridge (NCA109)
  9. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Chilterns (NCA110)
  10. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Northern Thames Basin (NCA111)
  11. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Inner London (NCA112)
  12. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North Kent Plain (NCA113)
  13. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Thames Basin Lowlands (NCA114)
  14. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Thames Valley (NCA115)
  15. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Berkshire and Marlborough Downs (NCA116)
  16. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: North Downs (NCA119)
  17. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Wealden Greensand (NCA120)
  18. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Low Weald (NCA121)
  19. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: High Weald (NCA122)
  20. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Romney Marsh (NCA123)
  21. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Pevensey Levels (NCA124)
  22. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South Downs (NCA125)
  23. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South Coast Plain (NCA126)
  24. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Isle of Wight (NCA127)
  25. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South Hampshire Lowlands (NCA128)
  26. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Thames Basin Heaths (NCA129)
  27. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Hampshire Downs (NCA130)
  28. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: New Forest (NCA131)
  29. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Salisbury Plain and West Wiltshire Downs (NCA132)
  30. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase (NCA134)
  31. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dorset Heaths (NCA135)

South West England

National Character Areas in South West England

  1. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Herefordshire Lowlands (NCA100)
  2. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Malvern Hills (NCA103)
  3. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South Herefordshire and Over Severn (NCA104)
  4. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Forest of Dean and Lower Wye (NCA105)
  5. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Severn and Avon Vales (NCA106)
  6. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cotswolds (NCA107)
  7. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Upper Thames Clay Vales (NCA108)
  8. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Midvale Ridge (NCA109)
  9. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Berkshire and Marlborough Downs (NCA116)
  10. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Avon Vales (NCA117)
  11. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bristol, Avon Valleys and Ridges (NCA118)
  12. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Hampshire Downs (NCA130)
  13. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: New Forest (NCA131)
  14. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Salisbury Plain and West Wiltshire Downs (NCA132)
  15. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Blackmoor Vale and the Vale of Wardour (NCA133)
  16. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase (NCA134)
  17. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dorset Heaths (NCA135)
  18. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: South Purbeck (NCA136)
  19. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Isle of Portland (NCA137)
  20. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Weymouth Lowlands (NCA138)
  21. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Marshwood and Powerstock Vales (NCA139)
  22. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Yeovil Scarplands (NCA140)
  23. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Mendip Hills (NCA141)
  24. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Somerset Levels and Moors (NCA142)
  25. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Mid Somerset Hills (NCA143)
  26. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Quantock Hills (NCA144)
  27. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Exmoor (NCA145)
  28. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Vale of Taunton and Quantock Fringes (NCA146)
  29. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Blackdowns (NCA147)
  30. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Devon Redlands (NCA148)
  31. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: The Culm (NCA149)
  32. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Dartmoor (NCA150)
  33. Countryside Stewardship priority statement: South Devon (NCA151)
  34. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Cornish Killas (NCA152)
  35. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Bodmin Moor (NCA153)
  36. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Hensbarrow (NCA154)
  37. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Carnmenellis (NCA155)
  38. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: West Penwith (NCA156)
  39. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: The Lizard (NCA157)
  40. Countryside Stewardship priority statement: Isles of Scilly (NCA158)
  41. Countryside Stewardship statement of priorities: Lundy (NCA159)
Published 17 March 2015
Last updated 19 March 2015 + show all updates
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  2. First published.