1.3 Eligible land


Legal ownership, or tenure of the project area for the duration of the project, shall be demonstrated.

Means of Validation

  • Declaration in Project Design Document detailing nature of ownership and landowner/tenant contact details and if leased, tenure documentation and landlord’s consent
  • Title deeds
  • Land registry records
  • Grant contract signed by owner
  • Certified copy of lease (if leasehold) or other evidence to confirm landowner’s consent

Means of Verification

  • Confirmation of landowner/tenant contact details, with evidence as per validation if landowner has changed


Land can be freehold or leasehold. If leased, the landowner’s consent must be presented. See Section 2.3 relating to risks and permanence.