Private Sector Land Management Agreements

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The NFU is aware that members are increasingly being approached regarding private sector environmental land management agreements, where private companies pay for the delivery of certain environmental measures in order to off-set their own emissions. The NFU has been approached my members with questions about how these agreements interact with existing CAP schemes, and in particular whether there are any double funding risks.

The attached document discusses some of the common considerations for members entering into these agreements.

Members considering entering into such agreements can obtain free initial legal and professional advice from NFU CallFirst, and may be eligible for further support through the NFU’s Contract Checking Service. Contact NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458 for further information.



  • Posted by: John Hogsbjerg. AX38LPosted on: 16/12/2019 19:06:54

    Comment: Just a quick note to say how pleased I am that you are keeping a close eye on Private Sector Land Management Agreements.I am a member of the Stour Valley Farmers Cluster and National Grid are thinking up schemes for our area but while I am in the ELS/HLS I will stay clear of them. The General Election means that farming and the environment issues can at last be discussed and decisions made.However at the time of writing we have little idea of what this new government will be offering us.

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