It aims to provide a robust and substantial structure for water level control to support raised water levels for habitat restoration or creation.
agree a specification for the works with Natural England
complete the works as set out in the approved specification and within the agreed timescale
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
any consents or permissions connected with the work
receipted invoices, or bank statements where a receipted invoice is unavailable
photographs of site before works start
item specification, if required
please see the record keeping and inspection requirements as set out in the Higher Tier manual for more detail
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them with the claim:
photographs of the completed work
Before applying for this item applicants should contact the Environment Agency for any advice or consent and obtain any other relevant consents, for example from the Internal Drainage Board or Historic England. You do not need to provide this with your application, but you will need to submit any consents with your payment claim.
The detailed requirements for this item will be tailored to the Higher Tier site. Higher Tier applicants should discuss and agree these requirements with their adviser.
Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this item
The following section gives advice on carrying out this item successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this item.
Applications for consent will need to be supported by fully dimensioned drawings and the specification.
If the sluice replaces an existing one, materials and construction should reflect the original. Otherwise, choice of materials and construction should reflect similar features in the local area.