Countryside Stewardship Scheme

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of people were successful in applications for (a) entry level stewardship, and (b) higher level stewardship in each region in each of the last five years.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Environmental Stewardship scheme closed to new applicants in 2014. Therefore no people were successful in applications from January 2015 onwards.

The following table summarises, by region, the number of applicants for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) and Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreements in 2014 and the proportion of successful applications entered into in that year.

Region

ELS applications received in 2014

ELS agreements entered into in 2014

% of successful applications

HLS applications received in 2014

HLS agreements entered into in 2014

% of successful applications

East Midlands

45

38

84%

58

49

84%

East of England

39

34

87%

173

146

84%

North East

115

29

25%

31

28

90%

North West

217

214

99%

134

111

83%

South East

40

39

98%

101

95

94%

South West

472

357

76%

291

257

88%

West Midlands

116

107

92%

150

144

96%

Yorkshire and the Humber

329

87

26%

76

63

83%

Total

1373

905

66%

1014

893

88%

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