Applying to create, change or delete a landscape feature (ESP) or a forest edge (WR)

Agricultural and vineyard parcels (FLIK parcels) form the basis for the payment of subsidies based on parcel size. To ensure that the eligibility criteria are still being met at any given point in time, the FLIK parcel identification system is continuously updated.

In addition to information on agricultural and vineyard parcels, the identification system also contains information on:

  • landscape features (ESP); and
  • forest edges (shortened to "WR" from the German term, Waldrand).

As such, farmers and winegrowers who wish to update FLIK landscape features and/or forest edges may apply to:

  • create a new landscape feature or a new forest edge in the graphical reference parcel system;
  • change an existing landscape feature or forest edge;
  • delete an existing landscape feature or an existing forest edge.

Details on applying to create, activate, change or convert a FLIK reference parcel can be found in the pages on this topic.

Applications can be filed:

  • through MyGuichet.lu with authentication using a LuxTrust product or an electronic ID (eID) card; or
  • by post.

Applications to create, change or delete a landscape feature or forest edge may only be filed as part of a declaration of agricultural land or a vineyard census.

Who is concerned

Any farmer or winegrower who cultivates agricultural or vineyard parcels, or intends to cultivate new parcels in Luxembourg on which there are landscape features or forest edges to create, change or delete.

Preliminary steps

Applicants who:

  • file their application by post need not complete any preliminary procedures;
  • file their application through MyGuichet.lu must first:
    • set up a business eSpace if they do not already have one; and
    • have their business eSpace certified by the Rural Economy Department (Service d’économie rurale – SER).

Setting up a business eSpace

To file an online application to create, change or delete a landscape feature or forest edge, the farmer or winegrower:

  • needs a LuxTrust product or an electronic ID (eID) card to log in to MyGuichet.lu; and
  • must set up a business eSpace for their property holding on MyGuichet.lu, if they do not already have one.

Certifying your business eSpace

To be able to access the application to create, change or delete a landscape feature or a forest edge through MyGuichet.lu, the business eSpace for the property holding must be certified by the Rural Economy Department (Service d’économie rurale – SER) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development (Ministère de l’Agriculture, de la Viticulture et du Développement rural).

The request for certification must be sent by email to the SER at flaechenantrag@ser.etat.lu.

The farmer/winegrower will be sent 2 access codes by post: a holder access code and a representative access code. The holder access code must be saved in the business eSpace to be able to access the property holding's certified data.

The code can be saved by navigating to the "My business data" tab in the "Agriculture & Viticulture" section.

If the business eSpace has already been certified for other procedures in connection with farming or wine-growing, the certification will also be valid for the application to create, change or delete a landscape feature or forest edge.

Once the code is saved in the business eSpace, it will remain valid for 6 years.

The representative access code may be given to the holder's representative so that they can also gain access to the certified business eSpace.

Deadlines

Applications must be forwarded to the "Geographical Information System" department (Service "Système d’information géographique – SIG) of the Administration of Technical Agricultural Services (Administration des services techniques de l’agriculture – ASTA) by the end of the current year of declaration.

How to proceed

Applying to create, change or delete a landscape feature/forest edge through MyGuichet.lu

Applications to create, change or delete landscape features/forest edges may be filed online through MyGuichet.lu.

When filling in the application form, the applicant must specify:

  • the property holding in question, if they own several;
  • the type of applicant (owner or representative);
  • the contact details (email address and telephone number) of another contact person, should further details be required;
  • the type of application (creation, change or deletion).

Inputting reference parcels

After selecting the type of application, a map will be displayed. This map is based on data from Geoportail.lu – the National Geoportal of Luxembourg (Géoportail national officiel du Luxembourg) – and uses the same terminology and the same colours.

The map is a geolocation tool that can be used to select and draw landscape features or forest edges directly online.

3 types of FLIK reference parcels are featured:

  • P = agricultural parcels;
  • V = vineyard parcels;
  • N = ineligible parcels.

Existing landscape features and forest edges are also displayed.

Using this geolocation tool, the applicant must:

  • draw the boundaries or the outline of the new landscape feature or forest edge, if they are applying to create a new landscape feature/forest edge; or
  • select an existing landscape feature/forest edge, then draw the new boundaries or outline, if they are applying to change a landscape feature/forest edge; or
  • select an existing landscape feature/forest edge, if they are applying to delete a landscape feature/forest edge.

By default, the geolocation tool zooms in on the main address of the property holding. If the parcel in question is outside the area of the map that is displayed, the user can:

  • navigate around the map with their mouse; or
  • use the search field to look up the parcel (e.g., by entering the address, the parcel number, etc.).

When applying to create or change a landscape feature/forest edge, the applicant must select the type of shape they wish to use:

  • a line to draw a hedgerow, a row of trees or a forest edge; or
  • a polygon to draw a copse or a pond.

After drawing or selecting the landscape feature/forest edge, the applicant must then, for each application, input:

  • the date on which the creation, change or deletion will take effect; and
  • a reason for the application, in the "Comments" field.

When applying to delete a landscape feature/forest edge, the applicant must also select a reason for deletion.

Once they have filled in all of the required information, the applicant must confirm their input.

To send the application to the Administration of Technical Agricultural Services (ASTA), the applicant must click "Send".

Once the application has been submitted, an automatic acknowledgement of submission email will be sent to the email address recorded in the certified business eSpace.

Technical information about the tool

Several technical criteria must be satisfied before the geolocation tool can be used to apply to create, change or delete a landscape feature/forest edge through MyGuichet.lu:

  • The tool does not work with Internet Explorer 11. Another browser must be used to be able to apply online.
  • No more than 20 applications (to create, change or delete a landscape feature/forest edge) per farmer/winegrower and per online procedure may be filed at one time. If the applicant needs to file more than 20 applications for the same property holding, they will need to create a new procedure in MyGuichet.lu.
  • To be able to select or draw a landscape feature/forest edge, the user must first select the right function by clicking on the corresponding button in the top right-hand corner of the map.
  • When applying to change a landscape feature/forest edge, the user must first select an existing landscape feature/forest edge before they can draw a new one.
  • When drawing lines, they need not necessarily be straight; they could also be jagged.
  • When drawing lines or polygons, the various segments of the shapes must not overlap.
  • The surface area of a copse or pond that is drawn is automatically calculated based on the size of the polygon. The parcel will be visited and measurements taken to determine the actual surface area of the landscape feature or the actual length of the forest edge that will be recorded.
  • The length of a hedgerow, row of trees, or forest edge that is drawn on the map is automatically calculated based on the length of the line drawn by the user. The parcel will be visited and measurements taken to determine the actual length that will be recorded.

Supporting documents

No supporting documents are required.

The Administration's response

Once the application has been submitted through MyGuichet.lu, the Administration of Technical Agricultural Services (ASTA) will contact the applicant – or the contact person specified in the MyGuichet.lu online application – to process the application.

Applying by post to create, change or delete a landscape feature/forest edge

Applications may also be filed by post. In that case, an aerial photograph must be attached to each application. The photograph must clearly show all of the requested changes.

The application form can be downloaded from "Online services / Forms".

Aerial photographs

Applicants can create aerial photographs of their FLIK agricultural parcels directly in the "Agriculture" map window on Geoportail.lu.

A guide to looking up FLIK agricultural parcels on the geoportal is provided by ASTA.

It is no longer necessary to apply to the Rural Economy Department for additional aerial photographs.

Forms / Online services

Modification des éléments de référence – ESP/WR

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Modification des éléments de référence – ESP/WR

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Modification des éléments de référence – ESP/WR

Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

Wenn Sie Ihren Vorgang fortsetzen, akzeptieren Sie damit, dass Ihre personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihres Antrags verarbeitet werden.

Formular zur Meldung der Änderungen von bereits erfassten Landschaftselementen (LE) / Waldrandstreifen (WR) auf prämienfähigen Referenzparzellen (FLIK)

Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

Wenn Sie Ihren Vorgang fortsetzen, akzeptieren Sie damit, dass Ihre personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihres Antrags verarbeitet werden.

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