The current Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2007-2013 ended on 31 December 2013. This webpage includes information on scheme developments, key issues and deadlines for the 2014 transition year and the development of the next Rural Development Programme (RDP).
Work is being carried out nationally on the design for a successor to the RDPE 2007-2013. Defra are working closely with Natural England, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), the Environment Agency (EA) and the Forestry Commission (FC) on this. We are committed to working together to ensure customers and stakeholders are provided in good time with information about how CAP Reform affects them and what they might have to do.
This ‘CAP Reform stopwatch symbol’ will be used on communications from Defra, Natural England, the Rural Payments Agency, the Forestry Commission and Defra’s RDPE Delivery Team over coming months. It will appear on letters, newsletters, webpages and briefings to flag up to customers and stakeholders important information on the new CAP schemes.
If you have any questions regarding the development of the next RDP or the new scheme, please contact: CAP.firstname.lastname@example.org.