ARCHIVE: Entry Level Stewardship Handbook 2005 (PB10355)

3.3    Combinations of options that can occupy the same land

As a general rule, an ELS land management option cannot occupy the same area of land at the same time as another ELS land management option. However, there are exceptions for certain combinations of options but no more than two land management options (including boundary management options) may occupy the same area of land at the same time. Management plans have separate rules which are explained in the specific requirements for each management plan option see pages 83 to 85.

Each row of the table below shows combinations of options which may be located in the same place at the same time. Combinations of options not shown in this table are not permitted.

Code Option title Option codes that may be located on the same land as those listed in the first column
EB1 Hedgerow management (on both sides of hedge) EB4
EB2 Hedgerow management (on one side of hedge) EB5
EB3 Enhanced hedgerow management EB4
EB4 Stone-faced hedgebank management on both sides EB1 or EB3
EB5 Stone-faced hedgebank management on one side EB2
EC2 Protection of in-field trees - grassland EK2 or EK4 or EL2 or EL4 or EK5 or EK3 or EL3
ED2 Take archaeological features currently on cultivated land out of cultivation EK5
ED3 Reduce cultivation depth on land where there are archaeological features EF8 or EF9 or EF10 or EG1 or EG4 or EG5
ED5 Archaeological features on grassland EK2 or EK3 or EL2 or EL3 or EK5
EE4 2 m buffer strips on intensive grassland EK5
EE5 4 m buffer strips on intensive grassland EK5
EE6 6 m buffer strips on intensive grassland EK5
EE7 Buffering in-field ponds in improved grassland EK5
EE8 Buffering in-field ponds in arable land EK5
EF8 Skylark plots ED3
EF9 Conservation headlands in cereal fields ED3 or EJ1
EF10 Conservation headlands in cereal fields with no fertilisers ED3 or EJ1
EG1 Under sown spring cereals ED3 or EJ1
EG4 Cereals for whole crop silage followed by over-wintered stubbles ED3 or EJ1
EJ1 Management of high erosion risk cultivated land EF9 or EF10 or EG1 or EG4
EK2 Permanent grassland with low inputs ED5 or EK5 or EC2
EK3 Permanent grassland with very low inputs ED5 or EK5 or EC2
EK4 Management of rush pastures (outside the LFA) EK5 or EC2
EK5 Mixed stocking ED2 or ED5 or EE4 or EE5 or EE6, EE7 or EE8 or EK2 or EK3 or EK4 or EC2
EL2 Manage permanent in-bye grassland with low inputs ED5 or EC2
EL3 Manage in-bye pasture and meadows with very low inputs ED5 or EC2
EL4 Management of rush pastures (LFA land) EC2
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