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Rural payments: land guidance

Information farmers and land managers need to know about the land they use for rural payment schemes.

Commons eligibility

Read everything you need to know about land cover eligibility checks on common land.

Digital maps in the Rural Payments service – check and change mapping updates

Read this information to find out how to check changes that have been made to your digital maps and what to do if you want to make changes.

Guidance on agri-environment agreements and the Basic Payment Scheme

This guidance answers queries from applicants and agreement holders regarding the Basic Payment Scheme in relation to agri-environment agreements (Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship).

Guidance on woodland grant schemes and BPS: Operations note 42

This guidance answers queries from applicants and agreement holders regarding the Basic Payment Scheme in relation to woodland schemes.

How to check and change your hedge information

This guidance explains how to check the information RPA holds about hedges on your land and what to do if you need to make changes.

RLE1 form and guidance

Use the RLE1 form to register new land, make changes to your digital maps, and transfer entitlements by sub-lease or inheritance.

Rural payments: land use codes

Use the land-use codes 2020 when you declare land in a 2020 rural payments application like the Basic Payment Scheme and Countryside Stewardship.

Published 13 March 2019
Last updated 11 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Publication of land use codes for 2020.

  2. First published.