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Environmentally Sensitive Area

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Environmentally Sensitive Area

An environmentally sensitive area (ESA) is a type of designation for an Environmental Stewardship and closed to new entrants. Existing agreements remain active until they expire, meaning the designation will remain active until 2014.

Farmers entered into a 10-year contract with the government and received an annual payment for the area that is part of the scheme. Farmers were expected to adopt environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

There are 22 ESAs in England:

There are 10 ESAs in Scotland

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