ARCHIVE: Entry Level Stewardship Handbook 2005 (PB10355)

2.2 Step by step summary of how to apply by post

Please read sections 1.2 and 4 of this handbook to make sure you and your land are eligible, before you start to complete your application


Check that your maps cover the correct area and that the pre-filled details on your application form are accurate. Check that your points target and the RLR field numbers and areas on your field data sheet at annex 2 of your application form are accurate (see section 2.3.1)


Complete your Farm Environment Record (FER) by marking the features on your land on your FER map (see section 2.3.2)

Step 3

Identify and record on your FER map any fields that are at risk from soil erosion or run-off (see section 2.3.3)


Choose from the list of options and complete annexes 1 and 2 of your application form, and mark your option choices on your Options map (see section 2.3.4)


Check you have met or exceeded the points target for your land (see section 2.3.5)


Choose your preferred agreement start date and tick the relevant box in section 2 of your application form (see section 2.3.6)


Make sure you have read and understood all the terms and conditions contained in this handbook (see section 1.1.5) before reading and signing section 4: Declarations and undertakings on your application form (see section 2.3.7)

Submit your application to your RDS office in the envelope provide

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