Watch Episode 2: Land management plans and the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Watch Episode 2: Land management plans and the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by The Team

As we said in our previous post, a land management plan brings together various pieces of information including maps, field records and details of how the land is managed.


Farmers and land managers can use them to record environmental changes on their land.


Through tests and trials, we wanted to understand the role they could play in our future schemes. In the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot, we provided farmers with 3 different land management plan templates.


Each template was developed through tests and trials. The Cuckmere and Pevensey test and trial group developed one of those templates.


Martin Hole, a farmer who took part, explains how the vision for his farm, and the landscape in which he lives, has been supported by land management planning.


The Cuckmere and Pevensey land management plan template brings together a baseline map showing:

  • actions undertaken on the farm
  • a planning map showing future environmental actions
  • information about the farm and its future
  • tables setting out what will be done as part of environmental land management.

The group particularly liked the table structure of this template. They found it simple and easy to use.


Subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss the final instalment in our land management plan series.

Many thanks to Martin for appearing in this film.

Read the transcript.

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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