New Welsh Farming Scheme

A new consultation on Revised proposals for supporting Welsh farmers after Brexit appears to be a more focussed agriculture financial support regime targeting enhanced environmental outcomes.

The Sustainable Farming Scheme with a farm Sustainability Review which would optionally incorporate the social values that provided opportunities to deliver social improvements such as improved access. There is mention of a separate enforcement and advisory function, providing advice to scheme entrants on statutory access management. Regulation and monitoring will be influenced by the positive parts of the UK Forestry standard. The question 5 very much covers the expectation and implementation for cross compliance.

Annex B – Actions and Opportunities Page 109 cat 4 looks at Land Management issues including action 11 rights of way enhancement ( also page 123)

The consultation closes 30 October 2019