Retrieve HEFER

On this page you can check the availability of Countryside Stewardship Historic Environment Farm Environment Record (CS HEFER) reports from current and previous years.   CS HEFER reports are valid for 3 years from the date of creation. 

  • A Mid-Tier HEFER consists of a series of maps showing all SHINE and designated features within the consultation area and a HEFER report, listing the historic environment features present, their significance, and for designated assets, management advice.
  • A Higher Tier HEFER also includes management recommendations for SHINE and designated features within the consultation area.
  • Applicants should refer to the Understanding Your HEFER - tips for applicants document within the HEFER pack to make the most of the information provided.
  • The Countryside Stewardship manuals explain how to use the HEFER to verify and check the location of options and capital items and their eligibility for historic environment options.

From February 2022 Mid Tier online applicants need to request their own CS HEFER, so if a CS MT HEFER covering your whole holding is not available, please submit a new request via the HEFER self service website.

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