Countryside Stewardship 2018/19 – An Update

29th June 2018

Countryside stewardship applications for a start date of 1st January 2019 had needed to be submitted by the end of July 2018. However, DEFRA have just announced that this deadline has now been pushed back, so applications must now be with Natural England by 31st August.

That does not change the requirement to have already ordered an application pack. Those that were interested needed to do this by 31st May for either the four new wildlife options or the higher level or mid-tier countryside stewardship schemes.

We are already processing applications so if there are farmers who need assistance, do please contact one of the agricultural team in this office.