Sheep and Goat annual inventory
|It’s that time of year again to complete your Sheep and Goat annual inventory. All keepers will receive a paper form in the post throughout December. The annual inventory must be filled in with the number of sheep and goats you own on 1 January 2020. The form must be returned by 30 January 2020.
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|30 January 2020|
|Farming Connect Skills and Training Programme||The programme allows anyone registered with Farming Connect to apply for funding of up to 80% towards completing short training courses. The full list of courses available can be viewed here and further information is available here.
Applicants registering for the first time during this application window in order to apply for a funded course or to update their account details, please contact Farming Connect before 5pm Monday 24 February 2020 on 08456 000 813.
|28 February 2020|
|Dŵr Cymru Pesticide Scheme||Dŵr Cymru will be relaunching their free and confidential Pesticide Disposal Scheme for farmers, growers, gamekeepers, foresters and land managers to safely dispose of any wanted or out of date pesticides and herbicides.||Register between 1 - 31 March 2020|
|Farm Business Grant||The 7th expression of interest window for the Farm Business Grant opens on 2 March 2020. In order to be eligible, scheme members will have to attend a Farming Connect event - ‘Farming for the Future’, if they have not already attended one in the past:
||10 April 2020|
|BPS Transfer of Entitlements||You can now transfer BPS entitlements through sale, lease or inheritance. It must be accessed through the RPW online account. The recipient of entitlements transferred by sale or lease must meet the Active Farmer requirements (see SAF Rules for details).||30 April 2020|
i) Welsh Government Clean Air Plan For Wales
The aim of the Clean Air Plan for Wales is to improve air quality and in doing so reduce the burden of poor air quality on human health, biodiversity and the natural environment in Wales - alongside the Prosperity For All National Strategy and commitments to reduce emissions.
The plan outlines how air quality policy is interlinked with other Welsh Government policies i.e. Sustainable development, Well-Being of Future Generations and Environment Acts, Decarbonisation.
The plan uses themes to address areas of impact where future action is required. These themes include improving air quality to:
- Protect the health and well-being of current and future generations
- Support our natural environment, ecosystems and biodiversity
- Support a prosperous Wales
- Support a sustainable place
Please follow click here for the consultation document. Deadline for responses is 10 March 2020.
ii) Welsh Government Changes to Planning and Related Applications Fees
This Welsh Government consultation proposes to retain the current planning fee structure as set out in the 2015 regulations in the short-term and increase all planning fees by around 20%. In addition, to support Local Planning Authorities when determining applications for certificates of appropriate alternative development, they propose to introduce a fee of £230 per application.
In the longer term, Welsh Government aim to consider whether there is a need to reform the method of charging planning fees for supporting the cost recovery process.
Please follow click here for the consultation document. Deadline for responses is 13 March 2020.