Five thoughts on Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier

If stewardship is right for your business, time is running out to make a decision.


  1. Deadline   – Applications have to be received by Natural England by 30th September.
  2. Greening   – How could you achieve your 5% Ecological Focus Area on top of any stewardship options?
  3. Economics – What is the economic benefit after consideration of costs and incomes foregone?
  4. Suitability – Would the layout of your farm suit a stewardship scheme and are there resources in place to effectively manage the requirements?
  5. Risk – It is a competitive scheme with no guarantee of entry, plus Treasury backed funding remains uncertain.


If you think Countryside Stewardship may be for you, contact the office to speak to one of our consultants.