The Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship application window is due to open shortly for agreements to start on 1st January 2019.  We anticipate the deadline for applications will be earlier than previous years, probably 31st July 2018.  Natural England have introduced four new streamlined packages for 2018.  The packages are a pre-selected range of options for arable, lowland grazing, upland and mixed farming systems, with a simplified application form, revised evidence requirements and no competitive element.  These four packages will be offered alongside the standard Mid-Tier agreements.   

If you are interested in applying for Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship please contact one of our team at WebbPaton who will be happy to help.