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Economic Evaluation of the Effects of ESA Schemes on Land Prices: A Desk Study - ER02025

Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESAs) were first introduced in 1987 and there are 22 currently designated in England. ESAs aim to help conserve and enhance areas of national importance for their landscape, wildlife and historic interest and which are vulnerable to changes in farming practices. They do this by offering payments to farmers who are willing to enter a 10 year agreement to maintain or introduce environmentally beneficial farming practices. The scheme is a voluntary one. Each ESA is designed to meet local agricultural and environmental requirements, with the result that the management prescriptions and payments differ from ESA to ESA.

The general aim of the economic research is to conduct a study which will consider the effect of the ESA Schemes on land prices.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 1996

Cost: £8,990
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Newcastle
Economic Policy Evaluation              
Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA)              
Land Prices