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Find information about Countryside Stewardship options, capital items and supplements
The home of Natural England on GOV.UK.
Manuals explain the scheme rules and How to apply guides will help you with your application
Manual for all Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) agreements and Wildlife Offers agreements starting on 1 January 2021
Everything rural businesses need to know about the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in 2020
Report a dead or injured animal such as a badger, fox or domestic pet found on the road
Open and closed season for hunting, what you can use and the wildlife you can hunt
How to identify, prevent spread and dispose of Japanese knotweed.
Rights of way and right to roam - access rights of way, open access and permissive access land, use common lands, the Countryside Code, report problems
Responsibilities for visitors to the countryside and those who manage the land.
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.
Defra Ministers have appointed four new non-executive members to the board of Natural England.
How to identify, control and dispose of invasive non-native plants that can harm the environment.
What land use codes to use in 2020 when declaring land in a rural payments application (like the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Countryside Stewardship (CS))
Find out how you can control pests on your property - help from professionals, methods you can and cannot use, protecting wildlife, getting a wildlife licence
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the permanent grassland with very low inputs (outside SDAs) option.
Find out how to solve a pest problem with foxes, moles and mink in order to protect your property or business.
What you must do to avoid harming birds and when you’ll need a licence.
Find out if you can remove or work on countryside hedgerows.
Read the guidance to help you make your claim for payment using the Rural Payments service or using a paper claim form.
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