From: rob [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 08 February 2005 12:00
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: A detectorist vision of the twenty-first century ?
As for DEFRA and the Countryside stewardship scheme, it would seem that the
CSS is no longer accepting new applications and in 9 years time will be gone
altogether however a new scheme is being brought in but it would seem that
no one not even DEFRA employee's can figure out the wording. The metal
Detectorists along with others who regularly post here have been lobbying
their MP's to gain clarification of this and to try and stop a complete ban
on MD's which is what they believe is occurring.
CSS and ESA schemes closed last year and are being replaced by the new
Environmental Stewardship Scheme, so some of the old schemes will run until
there legal agreements run out, or they convert to the new schemes. The new
schemes will launch on 3rd March - most of the scheme is apparent but in
some cases the wording of the conditions is open to interpretation (as with
CSS) - a decision on the interpretation for CSS will be sent out shortly.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
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