Government and Public Websites
Is an independent public body whose purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings. Natural England’s purpose is to conserve and enhance England’s natural environment – including its landscapes, biodiversity, geology and soils, natural resources, cultural heritage and other features of the built and natural environment.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is a Government Department in the UK.
The overarching challenge for Defra is to secure a healthy environment in which we and future generations can prosper.
Rural Payments Agency
RPA is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). RPA is a major delivery body for Defra, providing a range of services in support of the department’s objectives. The key services we provide are making rural payments, carrying out rural inspections, and livestock tracing.
The Crown Estate
We have two main objectives: to benefit the taxpayer by paying the revenue from our assets directly to the Treasury; and to enhance the value of the estate and the income it generates.
An Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. They play a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government through their functions and roles.
Register title to land in England and Wales. Record dealings (for example, sales and mortgages) with registered land.
- maintain and develop a stable, effective land registration system
- guarantee title to registered estates and interests in land
- enable confident dealings in property and security of title by providing ready access to up-to-date and guaranteed land information
- match the ever more ambitious performance targets set by the Lord Chancellor.
The Welsh Government is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Wales, including the economy, health, education, and local government.
The role of the Welsh Government is to exercise functions devolved to it in order to: make decisions on matters which affect people’s daily lives; develop and implement policy; make subordinate legislation (eg regulations and statutory guidance) and propose Assembly Measures (Welsh laws).
Natural Resources Wales
Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government. Its purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future.
Environment – Funding and Grants for Environmental Projects. There are a variety of Scottish Government funding sources available for individuals and community groups who are engaged in or are thinking about getting involved in environmental projects
Scottish Natural Heritage
Strategic priorities are:
- Caring for nature
Enhancing Scotland’s biodiversity and re-kindling the relationship between people and the natural world
- Responding to climate change
Understanding the effects of climate change and helping to deliver the contribution that the natural heritage can make in limiting it and adapting to it
- Delivering health and well-being
Creating places where people want to live or visit, enhancing landscapes, providing opportunities for healthier and greener lifestyles and enabling people to enjoy the natural heritage
- Supporting the Scottish economy
Identifying and helping to deliver the contribution that the natural heritage can make to sustainable economic growth
- Delivering a high quality public service
Maintaining an efficient, responsive and environmentally responsible organisation which provides effective guidance on the natural heritage and value and satisfaction for customers, and working jointly with other agencies to ensure an integrated and streamlined approach
Department of Agriculture for NI (DARD NI)
Northern Ireland Land Registry
Professional and Membership Organisations
The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers
CAAV members are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside from tenancy matters to sales and purchase of farms & land, from taxation and compulsory purchase to auctioneering, from conservation issues to farming structures.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RICS – The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – is the pre-eminent organisation of its kind in the world. As such, it represents everything that is good in the property profession. Our members offer the very best advice on a surprisingly diverse range of land, property, construction and related environmental issues. As part of our role, we help to set, maintain and regulate standards. We also provide impartial advice to governments and policy-makers.
Country Land and Business Association
The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales.
The National Farmers’ Union
Represents the farmers and growers of England and Wales. Its central objective is to promote successful and socially responsible agriculture and horticulture, while ensuring the long term viability of rural communities.
Scottish Land & Estates
Scottish Land & Estates has evolved from what was the Scottish Rural Property and Business Association and before that the Scottish Landowners’ Federation, which was originally founded in 1906.
Scottish Land & Estates strives to demonstrate, promote and represent the very good work and contribution our members make on farms, landholdings and estates across Scotland — to both the communities to which they belong and also to the wider economy and society.
Northern Ireland Forest Service
Farming Press websites
Each week the Farmers Guardian brings you:
- Up-to-date and comprehensive independent farming news
- The largest selection of classified farming ads in the UK
- The latest auction info, prices and trends
- The best coverage of the agricultural shows