Three new environmental land management schemes
Sustainable Farming Incentive
This scheme is being piloted. The full scheme will launch in 2022, initially for farmers in England who currently get payments under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). Farmers will get paid to carry out a set of actions to:
reduce levels of sediment, nutrients and chemical pollution in water
reduce flooding, erosion and run-off
decrease greenhouse gas emissions
improve carbon storage, water storage and biodiversity
Local Nature Recovery
Local Nature Recovery is a scheme that pays for locally-specific actions to benefit the environment and climate.
The scheme will begin piloting in 2022, and launch in 2024.
The scheme will support landscape and ecosystem recovery through long-term projects and will begin piloting around 10 projects in 2022, and launch in 2024.