Guidance

Countryside Stewardship: Mid Tier (including water quality capital items) manual

Find out about Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier and how to apply.

Documents

Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier (including water quality capital items) manual

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Mid Tier manual addendum: amended guidance for applications which include land where Basic Payment Scheme funding is claimed by someone else (‘dual use’)

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Mid Tier options, supplements and capital items

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Changes to Countryside Stewardship options and capital items in 2016

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Detail

These documents explain the:

  • Mid Tier of Countryside Stewardship
  • application process
  • options, supplements and capital items available under Mid Tier

Information about the Mid Tier options, supplements and capital items is also available in the Countryside Stewardship grants finder tool.

See the statements of priorities to help choose which options to include as part of an application.

The manual has been designed with portrait and landscape pages. To make sure these print correctly, select ‘auto rotate’ in your printer settings before you print.

How to apply

Contact Natural England to request an application pack:

Enquiries team

Natural England
County Hall, Spetchley Road
Worcester
WR5 2NP

Opening times: 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Find out about call charges at www.gov.uk/call-charges.

The example application form and guidance shows what information will be required to apply for an agreement.

Attend a one-to-one clinic with an adviser to get help when applying for Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship.

Applicants may also need to complete the:

Applicants need to check the option requirements to see if they also need to complete the:

See the main Countryside Stewardship page for more information.

Water quality capital items

Some water quality capital items require written support from a Catchment Sensitive Farming officer (CSFO) as part of the application evidence requirement. Check the requirements for the capital item to find out when this is necessary.

See the Catchment Sensitive Farming page to find out how to arrange a pre-application visit from a CSFO.

Find out more

Watch these videos for more information about Mid Tier.

Mid Tier wild pollinator and farm wildlife package:

Mid Tier wild pollinator and farm wildlife package

Overview of Mid Tier for agents:

Overview of Mid Tier for agents