OELS Handbook 4th edition January 2013 (NE351) - 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 OELS Handbook (NE360) - 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.
Supplementary guidance for ELS and OELS: (69kb), August 2010
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.
A series of leaflets showing how to make the most of OELS options
Farming for birds
Farming for farm wildlife
Farming for cleaner water and healthier soil
Farming for the historic environment
Farming in the uplands for willife.
Common land or shared grazing and Uplands ELS: (245kb) - new guidance
If you have an existing agreement that started between October 2008 and December 2009 you should refer to:
If you have an existing agreement that started before October 2008 you should refer to: