LV1: Cattle grid

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the cattle grid item.

How much will be paid

£835 per item.

Where to use this item

Available for Higher Tier

Only when:

  • a new management regime is being introduced to a site
  • a substantial change in grazing management is needed

Where this item cannot be used

To place cattle grids on:

  • public highways
  • public rights of way

How this item will benefit the environment

It creates environmental benefits by aiding grazing management. Benefits include better management of priority habitats or landscape enhancement.


  • agree a specification for the works with Natural England in year 1 of the agreement
  • complete the works as set out in the agreed specification within the agreed timescale

Keeping records

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
  • 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
  • specification of agreed works

Applicants will have to send the following with their application:

  • photographs of the location where the cattle grid is planned

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.   ##Further information

See the Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.

Published 2 April 2015
Last updated 10 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated for 2017 applications.
  2. Information updated for applications in 2016.
  3. First published.