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

Network Rail Level Crossing Memorandum of Understanding

We’re pleased to announce that a memorandum of understanding for level crossings and public rights of way has now been agreed by representatives of IPROW, ADEPT and Network Rail.

The MOU is not intended as a solution for all issues where rights of way interact with railways, but it provides a strong foundation on which discussion with Network Rail can be built in each case.

You can view the document here.

30th Anniversary Awards

As part of IPROW’s celebration of our 30th year we will be making a series of special awards at the Annual Update in Derby on the 10th and 11th October.  This is your chance to nominate an individual or a team for a 30th Anniversary Award.

We are looking for individuals or teams who have made a significant contribution to the management of public rights of way.  Individuals must be current IPROW members at the time of nomination and a nominated team must contain at least one current IPROW member (at the time of nomination) to qualify. Continue reading