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The deadline for Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier applications is the 30th of September. However, those that are interested in the scheme should have already applied for their application forms from Natural England, this needed to have been done by 31st July 2017. According to Natural England they are expecting more applications than in previous years gauged by the number of forms they have sent out this year so ensuring your application is well designed to score highly and getting it in early, is advisable. Committing time to this exercise at this busy period in the farming calendar can be difficult, however applicants should act now given the deadline is around the corner and careful consideration should be given to research the options and it also takes time to gather all the supporting evidence required.
Natural England have reported previously that more than half of Mid Tier applications contain an error that requires the form to be returned to applicants. You can avoid this by checking your form for the following common errors:
You should also check your supporting evidence is complete. Common errors, which can all slow the application process down include:
Where an option requires supporting evidence and that evidence is not available, for whatever reason, it is important you let Natural England know in your application otherwise it will hold up the processing of your application.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact:
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