Find out about eligibility and requirements for the buffering in-field ponds and ditches on arable land option.
£501 per hectare (ha).
If used as Ecological Focus Area (EFA): £73 per ha.
Available for Mid Tier and Higher Tier
Only on arable land next to ponds.
It protects ponds from nutrient leaching and runoff. This will maintain and enhance water quality and wildlife.
If successful there will be:
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
On your annual claim you will be asked to declare that you haven’t carried out any activities prohibited by the option requirements.
You should also be aware that at the start of each claim year, a percentage of agreement holders will be asked to take and submit the following photographic records:
These options and supplements can be located on the same area as this option:
See the Mid Tier manual or Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.
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