Environmental Land Management
While the Government’s new Environmental Land Management (E.L.M.) will be rolled out across the next few years, Countryside Stewardship remains open for new applications for agreements starting in 2022. Wilson Wraight can advise on both the environmental and financial benefits of the scheme, together with practical implications.
In the longer term, as the UK transitions away from the Basic Payment Scheme, our specialists are here to advise and support our clients through the new E.L.M. scheme. We have the in-house expertise to seamlessly guide our clients through the process and navigate the transition period. We are here to advise on:
Sustainable Farming Incentive
SFI will pay for environmentally sustainable land management actions that all farmers can incorporate. The goal will be to support actions that contribute to public goods, such as clean water and air, biodiversity and climate mitigation. We can help ensure that you are best placed to benefit from this new scheme.
Local Nature Recovery
Local Nature Recovery networks will pay farmers and land managers to collaborate to address specific concerns within their local area, whether that is nitrate mitigation or woodland creation/restoration. We can help connect you with these programs and advise on the most effective methods by which to deliver against the objectives.
However, E.L.M. will not be the only environmental support to farm profit margins. There are several avenues to consider when implementing a more sustainable approach to land management. With the NFU’s commitment for UK farming to achieve net zero by 2040, we can help you deliver against those targets and answer any questions that you might have about the future of sustainable agriculture. Our expertise ranges from soil carbon sequestration to nutrient budgeting, and our professional knowledge encompasses catchment sensitive farming, rewilding, and regenerative agriculture. As private financing enters this space, we are positioning ourselves to ensure you can benefit from opportunities including biodiversity net gain and carbon offsetting/credits.