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

STEP 1

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)

STEP 2

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)

STEP 4

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)

STEP 5

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

STEP 6

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

STEP 7

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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