ARCHIVE: Land management and environmental issues
Information on the old Defra website currently covers the following:
- Common land
- Land and soil
- Landscape features
- Land use and planning
- Public access to land
- Pests and wildlife
- Air pollution
- Climate change
- Energy efficiency
- Water and watercourses
- Protecting water, soil and air
- Farm waste and recycling
Focus: Agri-environment schemes
The Rural Development Programme for England includes support for conservation and improvement of the rural environment, largely through the Environmental Stewardship Scheme. [Further information]
- Environmental Impact Assessment
Information about the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scheme for uncultivated land and semi-natural areas.
- Farmland conservation
The role of agriculture in conservation.
Information on the fertiliser sector including details of the legislative responsibilities under EC Regulations and domestic law.
Soil is a fundamental and irreplaceable natural resource. See the soil section for further details, including information on the soils elements of cross compliance and environmental stewardship.
Whole Farm Approach
Defra's electronic service to develop an integrated access point to Defra and related agencies for farmers and growers.
Page last modified: 29 October 2010
Page published: 1 July 2006