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'Top Tips' for completing a Countryside Stewardship application form

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If you have applied for a Mid-Tier Application pack, the closing date for submitting it together with all supporting evidence is Friday 30th September 2016.

To help ensure that Natural England can process your CS application as quickly and accurately as possible please make sure that you:

1. Double check that you’ve completed the form correctly, use the checklist on page 13.

2. Make sure that you’ve included all the relevant SBI and vendor numbers.

3. Make sure that you have provided the evidence required to support the options you have chosen. Details of the evidence required are available on the ‘keeping records’ section for each CS option.

4. Where applicable don’t forget to submit the completed HEFER (Historic Environment Farm Environment Record)

5. Check that you (and any partners) have signed the form.

6. If you have any questions about completing the form contact your agent or Natural England - or book a place at one of the Mid-Tier clinics that NE are running. The last CS clinics will be on the 19th September to allow enough time to complete and submit your application by the 30th September.

7. Submit your application with all supporting evidence to Natural England by 30th September 2016.

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