The following documents will help you with your HLS application:
HLS Handbook 4th edition January 2013 (NE350) - contains a suite of new options and updates aimed at improving environmental outcomes which come into effect from the 1 January 2013. As well as the introduction of new options, changes will also be made to a number of other ES option titles, prescriptions and points values.
Environmental Stewardship - Supplement for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition HLS Handbook (NE359) - This Handbook Supplement provides details of new options that will be available to existing agreement holders whose agreement started on the 1 February 2007 or later. They are part of a set of changes to Environmental Stewardship aimed at improving the delivery of environmental outcomes from the scheme.
Use this Supplement if you want to amend your agreement to include any of the new options on or after 1 January 2013.
ELS Handbooks (as ELS underpins the Higher Level Scheme)
Targeting Statements - view the Targeting Statement for your area
Environmental Stewardship Inheritance Tax: Second edition - October 2012 (NE161) This guidance has been updated to reflect recent changes in Environmental Stewardship, and provides advice for owners and managers of heritage-relief properties in England who are considering applying for Environmental Stewardship.
If you have an existing agreement that started between October 2008 and February 2010 you should refer to:
If you have an existing agreement that started before October 2008, you should refer to the following publications: