Environmental Stewardship and woodland update

By Dawn Chapman

Environmental Stewardship is in a transitional stage pending the start of the next Rural Development Programme in 2015 and following the end of the previous programme on 31 December 2013.

Some people may have been concerned by the uncertainty arising from an information note published by Natural England on 7 November 2013. This stated that it was unclear how/if changes to existing agri-environment agreements might be processed after 12 November 2013, so that it might not be possible for them to be transferred on the sale of land or grant or termination of a tenancy…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the Mills & Reeve briefing.