Since 2005, we have helped nearly 600 farmers and landowners apply successfully for Stewardship agreements

Farm Environmental & Woodland Schemes

Our Advisors can provide professional advice with regard to all government Environmental Schemes, past and present, including Countryside Stewardship (CSS), Higher Level (HLS) and Entry Level (ELS) Environmental Stewardship and English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS).  Since 2005, we have helped nearly 600 farmers and landowners apply successfully for Stewardship agreements.   With our own in-house ecologists, we are unique among land agents in being able to offer a complete service.

Countryside Stewardship Scheme
Countryside Stewardship is the Government’s flagship on-farm environmental and woodland scheme. Our comprehensive range of services includes:

  • Higher Tier and Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship applications
  • Applications for Hedgerows and Boundaries Grants
  • Higher Tier “Expression of Interest” – a critical step in gaining a Higher Tier agreement
  • Baseline Evaluation of Higher Tier Agreement (BEHTA) surveys
  • Woodland Management Plans – a pre-requisite for woodland options in CSS
  • Applications for Woodland Creation and Woodland Tree Health Grants
  • Completing Annual Claim Forms
  • Making capital works claims
  • Advice on targeting, scoring and making a competitive CSS application

Environmental Stewardship
The Environmental Stewardship Scheme ran from 2005 to 2014 and is now closed to new entrants. H&H Land and Property can provide ongoing practical advice on managing your Environmental Stewardship agreement, including:

  • Advice on making options work best within your farming system
  • Completing Annual Claim Forms
  • Making capital works claims
  • Amending options in relation to the new Greening rules
  • Land transfers and amendments in relation to sales, purchases or change in tenancy
  • Advice on 2015 payment re-alignments