Legislation, encouragement through grants and tax breaks, as well as new ways of thinking have all played their parts in this change, but conserving nature whilst farming and managing land is definitely here to stay. Strutt & Parker has leading advisors on the management, preservation, enhancement and creation of conservation environments.
We have sound experience of the grants available and the practical implications of projects for environmental benefit and landscape conservation. We can prepare detailed management plans and help you to optimise the benefits and funding under both national and local authority schemes.
We can assist you in putting in place all the necessary planning and grant supports whether through local authorities, charities or frequently through the Higher Level Scheme (HLS). All our experts have a good working knowledge of the Higher Level Stewardship, Countryside Stewardship, Environmentally Sensitive Area and Woodland Grant Schemes.
We can advise on the operation of these schemes as well as on the application process and the best options for securing a desirable agreement. We pride ourselves on making sure that farming agreements are put together in such a way as to ensure that environmental benefits are delivered, while at the same time minimising the impact on day-to-day efficiency of operations.
Our practical and technical knowledge ensures that agreements are well balanced, do not burden the farmer or landowner with time-critical operations, and opportunity cost is kept to a minimum and income generated for the client is maximised. We also make sure that the client's interest in the holding, both in terms of capital and enjoyment, are not adversely affected.
Our fully integrated approach considers the environmental and financial benefits of all schemes and also the practical implications, constraints and opportunity costs. This ensures that sustainable and workable agreements are secured, providing mutual benefits for the environment and the landowner alike without disrupting the efficient farming of the holding.
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