Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) Handbook 2013 (NE349)

Appendix 2 - Useful web addresses


Natural England application information:
Supplementary forms for Environmental Stewardship (agent authorisation, common land and shared grazing, derogation) can be found at:
www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/farming/funding/es/forms/default.aspx

For details of ELS online go to:
www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/farming/funding/es/els/online/default.aspx

Mapping software that may be helpful in measuring areas and lengths is available at:
www.magic.gov.uk

 

Other Natural England sources of information:
Details of ELS advice events can be obtained from:
www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/farming/landmanagementadvice/events/default.aspx

Advice about wildlife management and licensing is available at:
www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/regulation/wildlife/default.aspx

A guidance note on Environmental Stewardship for heritage properties designated under the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (Natural England 2011) is available at:
publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/35042

Details of the Natural England complaints procedure can be found at:
www.naturalengland.org.uk/about_us/contact_us/complaints.aspx

Further information on Public Rights of Way, including the duties of landowners and occupiers of land, can be found at:
www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/rightsofway/default.aspx

Advice on the management of hedgerows and hedgerow trees (including The Hedgerow Management Cycle & Scale) is available through the Natural England publications catalogue:
publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/39004?category=9006

A wide range of information, including bird distribution maps can be found at:
www.natureonthemap.org.uk

The Heather and Grass Burning Code can be downloaded from:
www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/regulation/burning/default.aspx

Details about the Catchment Sensitive Farming programme can be found at:
www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/farming/csf/default.aspx

 

External sources of information:
Information about NDPBs and other public bodies can be found at:
www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/resources/information-on-public-bodies

Information on Felling licences including the booklet Tree Felling - getting permission is available at:
www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-6DFK86

Code of Good Agricultural Practice can be found at:
www.defra.gov.uk/publications/2011/06/16/pb13558-cogap

Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting in England and Wales can be found at:
finds.org.uk/getinvolved/guides/codeofpractice

Information about archaeological features on your farm can be obtained from your local Historic Environment Record (HER) at:
www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/CHR

A leaflet entitled Farming the Historic Landscape: Entry Level Stewardship is available at:
www.helm.org.uk

 

Rural Payment Agency’s (RPA’s) Customer Service Centre
Customer Service Centre
Rural Payments Agency
PO Box 1058
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 4YQ
Tel: 0845 603 7777
Email: csc@rpa.gsi.gov.uk

Full details about cross compliance can be found on the RPA website at:
www.rpa.gov.uk/crosscompliance

In addition, the Farming Advice Service provides advice on cross compliance and other subjects to help you improve the economic and environmental performance of your farm:
www.defra.gov.uk/farming-advice

Single Payment Scheme Handbook and supplements:
rpa.defra.gov.uk/rpa/index.nsf/home

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