The big changes to land eligibility you need to know about

The rules have changed – but the good news is that some farmers could see significant amounts of previously ineligible land now become eligible for payment

A hillside covered in gorse bushes. Scrub and rock may now occupy up to 50pc of a parcel provided they do not impact the agricultural activity

Paul Smyth

The new CAP will see a number of significant changes to the rules around what land is eligible for payment under the various new schemes.