Natural Capital

Within the Chancellor’s budget released this week was a pledge of £60 million towards Woodland Carbon Guarantee Schemes and to support the planting of 10 million trees. This is in addition to the funding available for tree planting in urban areas.

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HS2 Phase 2B Update

The HS2 Phase 2B working draft Environmental Statement has been published today (11th October 2018). The Environmental Statement is a substantial assessment of the impact of the proposed scheme which has to be submitted as part of the Hybrid Bill. The draft Environmental Statement details the loss of residential/commercial property, damage to protective species and habitats, impact of noise and visual impact and the affect on farm businesses.

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Grant Schemes for Agriculture – An Update

This round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme has now closed, if you are a successful applicant, remember your Grant Claim Form needs to be submitted with all other information in the specified claim period which for most applicants is mid September. Please get in touch with Rostons if you have any issues, we will endeavour to assist you as ever with agricultural advice.

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