This project assessed the role of advice and support in establishing HLS agreements and what impact this had on the success of an agreement. It compliments RP01571, (LM0433) which assessed the role of advice and support on the management of agreements once they had been established.
This project produced the following outputs:
|Final report, plus 2 updated research summary and summary reports for individual agreements.||Defra publication|
The findings indicate that access to information and adviser time is crucial to a good agreement. More complex agreements are more difficult to manage and are likely to have more problems. Follow up visits are needed to ensure success over the lifetime of the agreement.