Agri-environment schemes are undergoing a period of transition at the moment as the next Rural Development Programme is being designed. From January 2016, new agreements under the new Environmental Land Management Scheme, will be signed. The new scheme is expected to build on the success of the Environmental Stewardship and England Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) and prioritise the delivery of multiple benefits for biodiversity, water quality and flooding. Enviroscope have our ears to the ground – awaiting information on the new scheme!
Enviroscope are experienced in agri-environment scheme application processes and have a long history of supporting Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) and Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) applications as well as the classic schemes (ESA and CSS).
We can take on the whole application process on your behalf or we can just prepare the survey and assessment elements of the scheme (eg. the Farm Environment Plan - FEP). During the application process we always work closely with Natural England and yourself to ensure the most appropriate scheme is planned for your farm.