Anyone who owns, operates or operates farmland can submit an ELS contract by sending a letter or telephone to Natural England`s appropriate regional office. Online applications for ELS are also available. The RPP will visit a percentage of the agreements each year to assess compliance with the system`s requirements. If your agreement is selected for inspection, you must assist the inspector in his work. For more details, see section 1.6.7. The data manager is Natural England, 1 East Parade, Sheffield, S1 2ET. This payment cycle will continue for the duration of your contract. These amendments also apply to ELS agreement holders whose agreements were concluded on February 1, 2007 or more. Please note, however, that your first payment, depending on the start of your agreement, may not take place until the following calendar year (see table below). The application process is basically the same as for ELS, but due to the additional complexity and competitiveness of the system and its highly targeted nature, a visit from a Natural England advisor is required. The payment received for HLS agreements depends on the specific options that have been selected and not on a plan. Since participation in this system involves expenditure of public funds and that there is a public interest in how the money is spent, Natural England, in accordance with European regulations, makes available information on applications, agreements and requests, for example on a website such as www.natureonthemap.org.uk.
The information disclosed includes your name, the name and address of your business or activity, the postal/common city, the first part of your zip code, network references, overall contribution, payments you receive, parcel location, environmental features and management options included, as well as details of inspections carried out by Defra or its agents (see section 1.6.7). Copies of individual agreements are provided on request. As the name suggests, it is more targeted than (O) ELS and not all lands are eligible. It aims to further support more active and environmentally friendly management practices. Unlike ELS, it also offers grants for investment projects such as the restoration of traditional agricultural buildings.