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We offer landowners the chance to assess their Environmental Stewardship Scheme to ensure they are compliant with Natural England’s rules and regulations.

Our Service

Led by an experienced consultant, we offer a farm mapping service, using state of the art GPS technology, to ensure your ELS/HLS strips and plots are of correct size and compliant with the management specifications. As part of the service you will receive:

  • An office meeting to discuss the ELS/HLS currently in place on the farm, and what is required from your Stewardship agreement.
  • A farm visit by one of our experienced ELS/HLS advisors to map all of the Stewardship features on site.
  • A full field by field report outlining the areas and condition of the mixtures and margins found, and any advice to improve them. This will also highlight any shortfalls in areas found.
  • An estate/farm map for your wall, up to A0 in size, showing all fields, land use type and ELS/HLS features.

Why Brown&Co?

At Brown&Co we have considerable experience of Environmental Schemes, both past and present. Whilst we have significant Environmental experience and dedicated Environmental consultants, we have sound practical farming and financial knowledge. We have undertaken numerous surveys for farmers, and our digital estate mapping software combined with the GPS equipment produces great results.

How you benefit

Our service is designed to remove all the stress and hassle of a future RPA Stewardship inspection. Farmers Nationwide are having issues with insufficient option areas being found on inspection. This can lead to fines of up to four times the option value received. By measuring these features before the RPA inspect, you can ensure that your plot sizes are correct and compliant, giving you peace of mind when the RPA call.

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