Environmental Land Management: policy discussion

Closes 5 May 2020

Opened 25 Feb 2020

Overview

Our Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELM) will be the cornerstone of our new agricultural policy. It will transform how we support the agricultural sector by rewarding farmers, foresters and other land managers with public money for public goods.

We are using this document to step up engagement with all of our stakeholders, including the farmers, the foresters and other land managers who look after our land, protect our beautiful environment and produce our great British food. We are committed to co-designing the ELM scheme with these stakeholders to create something that allows business to thrive whilst delivering environmental improvements. We are keen to avoid the mistakes of the CAP and learn from those people who know best.

This document sets out our initial thinking for ELM scheme design, providing an update on progress and overview of high level design options. There are key questions in the document which we would like views and evidence on. This document is not intended to set out the detailed delivery arrangements for ELM. The responses we receive to this document will help to inform the detailed scheme design policy for both our national pilot, which is due to start in late 2021, and for the start of the ELM scheme in 2024. We anticipate that a full consultation on the detailed scheme design with an accompanying impact assessment will be published at a later date.

This conversation is your chance to have a say. 

 

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Audiences

  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • AWBs
  • Environmental campaigners
  • Animal welfare campaigners
  • Trade Unions
  • Food Business Operators
  • Licensed Gangmasters
  • Food Industry
  • Vets
  • Operators of animal gatherings
  • Abattoir Operator
  • Livestock show ground operators
  • Manufacturers of livestock identifiers
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Coastal Members of Parliament
  • Coastal local authorities
  • National Park Authorities
  • Recreation sector
  • Coastal Management sector
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and Estuaries
  • Water/water Industry sector
  • IFCAs
  • Angling Organisations and Trade
  • Water Abstractors
  • Environmental professional services
  • Local Authorities
  • Commercial Fisheries Organisations
  • Policy Teams
  • Veterinarians
  • Local Authorities
  • All Defra staff and ALBs
  • Non-Government Organisation
  • Member of the General Public
  • Landowners and their representative bodies
  • Walkers
  • Horse riders
  • Farmers
  • Fishermen
  • Leisure industry
  • Tourism industry
  • Horticulture Industry
  • Shellfish Cultivators
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Agricultural Valuers
  • Land Agents
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Stakeholders

Interests

  • Natural environment
  • Local nature partnerships
  • Biodiversity
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Tree and plant health
  • Climate change
  • Green infrastructure
  • Ecosystems services
  • Deforestation
  • Green economy
  • Sustainable development
  • Flooding
  • Flood emergency
  • Water quality
  • Air quality
  • Water conservation
  • Bathing waters
  • Sewerage
  • Air pollution
  • Ozone
  • Chemicals and pesticides
  • Local environments
  • Pollution Sector
  • Science
  • Conservation
  • Water Abstraction
  • Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
  • Inland waterways
  • Watercourse maintenance
  • Consultations
  • DEFRA Policy
  • Policy and Delivery
  • Egg industry
  • Poultry industry
  • Dairy industry
  • Wine industry
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Poultry
  • Sheep and goats
  • Animal diseases
  • Animal welfare
  • Growing and crops
  • Bee health
  • Peat
  • Farm management
  • Single Payment Scheme (SPS)
  • Common Agricultural Reform (CAP)
  • Skills, education, training and new entrants
  • Land management
  • Nitrates and watercourses
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Uplands
  • Soil
  • Forestry
  • Livestock disease control
  • Meat Industry
  • Access to countryside and coast
  • Inland waterways
  • Rural economy and communities
  • Rural grants and funding
  • Rural Development Programme for England
  • Forestry
  • National Parks
  • Nature reserves
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Common land
  • Conservation
  • Towns and village greens
  • Industry organisations representing tenant farmers and landlords
  • Solicitors specialising in agricultural law
  • Rural Properties
  • Recreational sector
  • Horses
  • Wildlife management
  • Protecting wildlife
  • Non-native species