Watch episode 3: Land management plans and the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Watch episode 3: Land management plans and the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by The Team

Through tests and trials, we want to understand the role that land management plans could play in our 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. One of these templates was developed by the Growing the Goods test and trial group.


Watch the final video to see farmers and growers who took part in the Growing the Goods test and trial. They share their experience of developing a land management plan.

Linking production and environmental outcomes is an essential part of these customer-focused horticultural businesses. The Landworkers Alliance land management plan template, developed by the Growing the Goods group, uses coded habitat types.

The template is made up of a spreadsheet table explaining Public Good Actions.


This approach thinks of it as either “land-use change” or a “management change”, with the spreadsheet used to log what will be done on the land and why. The Growing the Goods group particularly liked that this template made use of spreadsheet functions to simplify the process and make it less time consuming.


This is the last of 3 blog posts and videos about land management planning in the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

We’re going to continue learning about land management plans through further research projects. This will help to identify the most useful features to farmers and land managers.


Read the transcript

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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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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