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Links to an update of Countryside Stewardship.

Date Published: 21/08/2015

The Countryside Stewardship Manual has been updated, with a number of enhancements building on feedback from stakeholders in particular.  Changes have been made to both the web and PDF formats:

Countryside Stewardship Manual

Countryside Stewardship Manual – Print version

Amongst the changes there is new wording on version control for the CS Manual, new advice on agricultural activity in woodland areas, new text on handling of the Business Viability Test, clarification on which elements of the scheme require a FER, an improved table specifying the options that require a HEFER consultation for Mid Tier applications and extra wording on the Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package. 

Natural England are waiting on clearance on Chapter 8 Scheme Requirements and Procedures.  This will be added to the Manual as soon as it is available.