Agenda item

2019 Countryside Stewardship Grant application - Amended agreement 2021 (SEF 13/21)

Report of the Director of Open Spaces.  


The Committee considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces on the 2019 Countryside Stewardship Grant Agreement Amendment.


It was noted by a member of the Committee that while they were disappointed the significantly reduced offer it was important to use the funds available. In addition, it was highlighted that a public facing document to summarise the position on the Countryside Stewardship Grant to the general public.



  1. The Director of Open Spaces be authorised to sign the revised 10-year CSS agreement offer of approximately £1.27Million; and
  2. Authority be delegated to the Town Clerk, in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman, to agree further measures with the Rural Payments Agency that will make adjustments to the timetable, seek to maximise per hectare payments and allow flexibility in the way in which annual work is recorded and payments made.


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