The Rural Development Programme for England 2007-2013
The EU Commission decision formally approving the Rural Development Programme for England 2007-2013 was issued on 7 December 2007.
Formal approval for the Programme makes it possible to move to full implementation. The final approved Programme Document is available here: www.defra.gov.uk/rural/rdpe/progdoc.htm and a summary (PDF 337KB) of the Document is available.
The EU Commission Decision is available here: www.defra.gov.uk/rural/rdpe/pdf/rdpe-approval.pdf (PDF 67 KB)
On 15 July 2009 it was announced that as part of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP), the dairy industry and rural broadband in England will benefit from £5.2 million of new European funding. The funds will be equally split between the dairy industry and rural broadband infrastructure, and will be delivered by the RDAs. The RDAs will also be able to award grants at a higher aid intensity rate where actions address the CAP Health-Check ‘new challenges’, (climate change, renewable energy, water management, biodiversity and dairy sector restructuring).
Regional Implementation Plans
Regional Implementation Plans (RIPs) set out how the RDPE will be used in each of the England regions. The content of the plans inform the content of the detailed England Programme Document.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Find out more about the Programme Monitoring Committee for the new Programme.
The Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (CMEF) for the next Rural Development Programme is now available.
Funding under the Rural Development Programme for England will be required to respect the EU state aids rules. Further guidance on the relationship between EU state aid rules and Axes 1, 3 and 4 of the Rural Development Regulation. (PDF)
Further details about all aspects of the Rural Development Programme, can be found in the detailed q&a about the Programme: www.defra.gov.uk/rural/rdpe/qa.htm.
If you have any comments or would like further information on the Rural Development Programme please contact the Rural Development Programme Team at RDP07firstname.lastname@example.org
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21 September, 2009
Page published: 21 July, 2005