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What farmers, foresters and land managers need to know and do before applying for a Countryside Stewardship grant, and how to manage a grant agreement.
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Report a dead or injured animal such as a badger, fox or domestic pet found on the road
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the planting new hedges item.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the sheep netting item.
Find out what to do and how much it costs to register a biodiversity gain site.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the concrete yard renewal item.
When you need consent for a proposed operation or management change on land in a SSSI and how to apply.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the fencing item.
As the owner or occupier of land with a public right of way across it, you must keep the route visible and not obstruct or endanger users.
Open and closed season for hunting, what you can use and the wildlife you can hunt
Find out if you can remove or work on countryside hedgerows.
How to assess a planning application when there are protected species on or near a proposed development site.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the winter bird food option.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the roofing (sprayer washdown area, manure storage area, livestock gathering area, slurry stores, silage stores) item.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the management of species-rich grassland option.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the livestock and machinery hardcore tracks item.
How to identify, stop the spread and dispose of Japanese knotweed in England.
Responsibilities for visitors to the countryside and those who manage the land.
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