Before you submit your application you can use this checklist to help you make sure that you have done everything you need to do.
Youve read and understood the CS scheme rules and requirements including the terms and conditions in the Higher Tier manual.
You and the land that you are including in your application, are eligible for CS read Section 3: Who can apply and what land is eligible section in the Higher Tier manual.
Youve registered all of the land in your application in the Rural Payments service. Checked all the details are correct and submitted an RLE1 form for any land that is not already registered.
This includes farmyards on which you apply for capital works or maintenance of weatherproof traditional farm buildings.
The application does not have to cover the whole holding but it must include all land parcels that will support rotational options for the whole period of the agreement and all Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or Scheduled Monuments (SM) within your control.
Cross compliance requirements apply across the whole holding.
You have the correct permission levels in the Rural Payments service to complete and submit this application.
To authorise an agent to act on your behalf of this business, anyone with Business Details Full permission for the business can give an agent CS Applications Submit permission.
You have your County Parish Holding (CPH) number to hand if you are contacting the Forestry Commission or a Catchment Sensitive Farming officer (CSFO). Read Get a permanent CPH number on GOV.UK, search for Register land you use to keep livestock.
Youve completed Annex 1 and/or 2 (if appropriate)
Youve given the following details in your Annex 1a:
- all land parcels at moderate to high risk from runoff or soil erosion
- land use codes for all the land parcels in this Higher Tier application. Unless you are applying for BPS this year, then you only need to give the land use codes for any land parcels in your Higher Tier application that are not in the BPS application.
- all land parcels, including those with yards and tracks, you want to consider for soil and water (water quality) and resource protection options/capital items
- all land parcels you want to be considered for the Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package
- all land parcels containing SSSIs
- all land parcels containing Scheduled Monuments
- all organic land parcels
Youve completed the following maps for an Agri-environment only or Agri-environment with Woodland Support application:
Youve completed an Options/Agreement map for the multi-year and capital items in your Woodland Support application if applicable.
Youve filled in Section 5: Declaration and undertakings of the application form. (You only need to sign in the box if you are submitting a paper application form by post.)
You know what supporting documents you must submit with your application. Youve completed and attached them where necessary:
- CS Land Ownership and Control form(s) - read Question 4a copy of your tenancy agreement (if you have a public body landlord) read Question 4
- written support from your Catchment Sensitive Farming officer read Question 17
- a CS common land and shared grazing supplementary application form read Question 6
- the required evidence if someone else applies for BPS on any land in your Higher Tier application read Question 7. And read about dual use under Management control: eligibility and scheme rules in the Higher Tier manual.
You understand what evidence is needed for your application; this depends on the options you choose.
For more information about evidence read the How to Apply section and section 5.4 in the Higher Tier manual on GOV.UK. Or for information about evidence for each option and capital item read Countryside Stewardship grants on GOV.UK.
Youve attached any other required supporting documents, evidence, or permissions and consents applied for.
Youve told us the number of continuation sheets youve used (if applicable).