Co-designing long-term agreements for Landscape Recovery: Head of Terms Template Agreement. Environmental Land Management Test and Trial for DEFRA

Bloxham, Hannah, Chivers, Charlotte-Anne ORCID: 0000-0003-3267-5558, Short, Christopher J ORCID: 0000-0003-0429-1143 and Barkley, Lucy ORCID: 0000-0003-1787-8998 (2023) Co-designing long-term agreements for Landscape Recovery: Head of Terms Template Agreement. Environmental Land Management Test and Trial for DEFRA. Project Report. University of Gloucestershire.

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This document provides Heads of Terms (HoT) guidance for drafting the terms for a long-term agreement (LTA) to enter into a Landscape Recovery (LR) project with Defra and other private sources of funding, should a blended finance approach be adopted. The template HoT has been informed by a combination of desk research, workshops and interviews with land managers and other stakeholders, and the expert knowledge of Strutt & Parker. After an initial review of literature on existing forms of LTA (see Barkley, Short & Chivers 2022), we carried out eight workshops and a series of group and individual interviews with a total of 35 participants (see Barkley, Chivers & Short 2022a, 2022b and 2023). During these, we sought to better understand the key barriers and enablers to participation in LTAs for LR. We also co-designed, with participants, a hypothetical Natural Flood Management (NFM) scenario, around which the template LTA is framed. Initial drafts of clauses for the HoT agreement were shared with participants at workshops and interviews, and final revisions have been made to the document as a result of participant feedback from these sessions. We focused on developing, with participants, an agreement that could meet the needs of agriculturally productive land managers in a lowland, multi-party context. In this document, we detail the clauses that would likely need to be included when drawing up an LTA in this context. By presenting these clauses as they are shown here, we illustrate the many variations that may arise when working with different land managers and stakeholders, each of whom are likely to have differing requirements of an agreement.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental Land Management; Test and Trial; Long-term agreement; Co-design; Landscape recovery
Related records:
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S589.75 Agriculture and the environment
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Bee Ray-Smallcalder
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2023 09:44
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2023 09:44

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