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Statements of priorities: Countryside Stewardship

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

North West England

National Character Areas in North West England

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

Yorkshire and the Humber

National Character Areas in Yorkshire and the Humber

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

East Midlands

National Character Areas in East Midlands

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

West Midlands

National Character Areas in West Midlands

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

East of England

National Character Areas in East of England

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

South East England and London

National Character Areas in South East England and London

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

South West England

National Character Areas in South West England

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