EU Greening Consultation

As part of an initiative looking at the simplification of the CAP, the European Commission launched a consultation on the effectiveness of the rules on greening and Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).   Greening requirements represent 30% of the BPS and comprises three rules, namely crop diversification (the ‘two/ three crop rule’), the introduction of EFAs and permanent grassland.

The CLA response sets out a number of areas which are working well and proposes a changes to improve the implementation of Greening whilst also delivering environmental outcomes.

Draft code of practice for the species control provisions in England

As part of the Infrastructure Act 2015 there was a requirement to produce a Code of Practice for species control orders.  The draft Code of Practice sets out how environmental authorities and landowners should work together to deal with invasive non-native species.  It also provides detail on the process by which environmental authorities may enter on to land to deal with invasive non-native species without landowner permission.  The CLA response welcomes the drft Code of Practice and makes a number of recommendations to improve its implementation.  The CLA also calls for greater clarity in how those landowners who are not responsible for introducing the species are to be compensated for any related costs.

Draft code of practice for the species control provisions in England

As part of the Infrastructure Act 2015 there was a requirement to produce a Code of Practice for species control orders.  The draft Code of Practice sets out how environmental authorities and landowners should work together to deal with invasive non-native species.  It also provides detail on the process by which environmental authorities may enter on to land to deal with invasive non-native species without landowner permission.  The CLA response welcomes the drft Code of Practice and makes a number of recommendations to improve its implementation.  The CLA also calls for greater clarity in how those landowners who are not responsible for introducing the species are to be compensated for any related costs.

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