Countryside Stewardship 2019

Discussion in 'Tenant Farming, Subsidies, BPS & Legal Issues' started by Goatherderess, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Goatherderess

    Goatherderess Member

    North Dorset
    It took me quite a few days and much stress to get my application in on time this year. I have about £20K of capital works, half of which are hedge laying/replanting/tree pollarding etc.

    I had a letter yesterday saying that my application is still being verified and they will give me an answer on the 28th Feb 2019. This means I lose the most important 2/3 months of the hedge-planting time and then can't start again until next winter and the capital works have to be done within 2 years of the agreement start (which will be Jan 2019).

    I only have 80 acres and my application was dead simple. Anyone else in the same boat?
  2. We've had our big application over 1000+ha returned, signed and agreed ages ago. 2nd application for 150ha is in the same situation. No rhyme or reason. I would suggest ringing them up and chasing them. I did that for our first application and it was posted that day (although they didn't claim the two things were related).
  3. tinsheet

    tinsheet Member

    west somerset
    Still waiting to hear! Got a fair hedging plan, need to get on with it!:mad:
  4. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Mine didn't get sent until last May for a 1st Jan 2018 start, including lots of capital works like hedges. I didn't do anything just in case, but finally signed it all off in October after going backwards & forwards with the many errors in their figures. It's well worth checking as some options could see you locked in for 10 years...

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