During 2019 Brudenell Estates were proud to make the commitment to place 741 acres of its Northamptonshire Estate into The Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
The scheme was set up by the Government to help landowners look after and improve the environment, and we undertook the Higher Level Stewardship to carry out environmental management schemes which offer ‘significant benefits’ to the environment. Primary objectives of the Scheme are:
“Wildlife conservation, maintenance and enhancement of landscape quality and character.”
This huge undertaking depended on the co-operation of two of our tenant farmers, who were willing to contribute towards the Estates biodiversity whilst working with modern commercial farming activities and we are very grateful for their hard work and dedication.
Now, almost a year into this Scheme, we are starting to reap rewards around the Estate, particularly from planting the wild flower mix, providing a rich habitat for insects, birds and small mammals.