Amid scepticism that the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) does not offer enough for upland farmers, DEFRA is proposing a time limited package to help farmers in protected landscapes ie National Parks and AONBs to adapt during the transitional period ahead as the future of Britain’s agricultural world changes.
This programme will lay the groundwork for the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) by supporting farmers and land managers to deliver environmental outcomes. The scheme will deliver funding through the Protected Landscapes bodies to support farmers (particularly upland farmers) in making improvements to the natural environment, cultural heritage and public access on their land. Farmers and land managers could benefit from the following:-
- Farm level projects to diversify incomes, to prepare for ELMS and create more green jobs
- Wider infrastructure investment and projects supporting farmers and rural economies
More information on the scheme will be provided in 2021 and this is eagerly anticipated by the team at Lister Haigh who will be happy to provide tailored advice on the scheme. Call our office on 01423 860322 for more details and to speak to a member of our Agricultural Team.