Independent Environmental and Conservation Advice

Our advisors have a sound understanding of local farm businesses and the pressures that farmers face today. They are here to help you achieve the balance between commercial farming and conservation as well as meeting the ever increasing demands of farming legislation.

Our services are very flexible and are tailored to meet the needs of individual farm businesses. Sometimes our advice can be subsidised through locally funded projects (ask our advisors for details).

Visits can be arranged on farm to offer advice and to devise plans in the following areas:

GRANT SCHEMES

  • New Countryside Stewardship Scheme including capital grants for water protection, hedgerow restoration/planting and woodland management/creation
  • Existing ELS/HLS management
  • Countryside Productivity Scheme

SPECIES AND HABITAT ADVICE

    • Scheme planners and claim forms
    • Habitat Management Plans
    • Hedgerow Management Plans
    • Great Crested Newt Surveys
    • Phase 1 Habitat Surveys

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION

    • Cross Compliance guidance
    • Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) plans and derogation requests
    • SSAFO compliance plans for farm infrastructure

FARM RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

    • Soil management plans
    • Manure and nutrient management advice and plans including PLANET training
    • Water pollution risk assessment and prevention advice
    • Soil and manure nutrient testing

We are also delivering several local projects in the River Dee and River Weaver catchments along Alford Brook, Wych & Worthenbury Brook and Rookery Brook. Please get in touch if you think you may fall within these catchments as grant funding and nutrient management planning assistance and free soil and manure testing may be available.

Contact our Farm Environmental Advisers today to see how we can help your farm business:

Farm Environmental Services
Reaseheath College
Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5 6DF

Phone: 01270 613195

Rachel Price

Email: rachelp@reaseheath.ac.uk Mobile: 07976 364730

Nicola Hall

Email: nicolah@reaseheath.ac.uk Mobile: 07772 732508

Jane Atkinson

Email: Jane.Atkinson@reaseheath.ac.uk Mobile: 07891 602945