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
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.