Consultation outcome

EU review of less favoured areas

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

44 responses were received.

Original consultation

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Summary

The current Less Favoured Area (LFA) map determines eligibility for EU financial support.

Documents

Draft non-definitive map of Areas Facing Natural Constraints (ANC) in England – Based on 60% UAA threshold at parish level and ALC fine-tuned

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Draft non-definitive map of Areas Facing Natural Constraints (ANC) in England – Based on 60% UAA threshold at ward level and ALC fine-tuned

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Response form (PDF version)

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Response form (Word version)

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Background information

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Quick guide to using the Areas Facing Natural Constraints (ANC) map of England

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Consultation description

The current Less Favoured Area (LFA) map determines eligibility for EU financial support. In England, the LFA measure is used to make the Uplands Transitional Payment until 2014.

Under the draft Rural Development Regulation (RDR), published as part of the CAP Reform proposals in October 2011, the European Commission is replacing LFAs with Areas Facing Natural Constraints (ANC). This requires a mapping exercise, which Defra is leading in England and co-ordinating at UK level. Devolved Administrations are carrying out mapping of their own countries.

An initial map for England has been developed against the draft new criteria. We asked for your views on the results and any suggestions you had that might be taken into account in this iterative process.

Interactive map

The map allows you to search using place name and postcode against a number of different criteria (see guide). You can identify whether any particular area of land (down to field parcel level) is within the published iteration of Areas facing Natural Constraints.

The map is subject to change as technical issues are resolved and the EU negotiations on the criteria being used progresses.

Overview maps for England

To enable you to make comparisons against the Areas Facing Natural Constraints fine-tuned maps, overview maps of Areas Facing Natural Constraints in England are available:

Further information