Due to the impacts of COVID-19, and the concerns expressed by stakeholders, Defra paused the policy discussion on Environmental Land Management Scheme on 8th April.  They have now reopened the Policy Discussion Document for responses and the closing date for responses is 31st July 2020.  If you have already submitted a response, it is still valid and will be analysed along with all other responses received. You are welcome to submit another response (to reflect a change of view, submit extra information etc.), but the original response will still be counted .  Defra is also running a series of interactive online seminars for farmers, foresters and land managers in England, to discuss what our proposals mean for them.  Visit this page for further information.