Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier Applications
If your Environmental Stewardship agreement ends in 2016 or if you have not applied for Stewardship in the past, you are likely to be eligible for a Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier agreement.
Now that BPS applications have been submitted I will soon start engaging with anyone who would like to explore the possibility of an agreement.
The deadline for applications is the end of September 2016, but due to the amount of work involved in the competitive application process I would prefer to get started in June where possible.
If a 2016 application is successful, the new agreement would start on 1st January 2017 and last for 5 years.
There some pros and cons, but also some misconceptions so, if you are considering an application but not sure if it is for you, a discussion may be helpful to help you decide whether it would be compatible with your particular farming business.
Call Lin on 01608 661666 to make an appointment to see me, Sally Pentreath, in June.