CT6: Coastal vegetation management supplement

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the coastal vegetation management supplement supplement.

How much will be paid

£117 per hectare (ha).

Where to use this supplement

Available for Higher Tier

Whole or part parcel


Only with one of the following options:

How this supplement will benefit the environment

It supports saltmarsh vegetation management, for example by reducing existing levels of grazing, or introducing grazing or cutting.

If successful there will be:

  • more varied sward structure and greater wildlife diversity
  • better control of any scrub and coarse vegetation
  • increased numbers of saltmarsh nesting species (such as redshank) due to more varied vegetation structure
  • a reduction in trampling damage where grazing levels have been reduced


Agreement holders will need to carry out specific cutting or grazing management tailored to their site.

Keeping records

Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:

  • field operations at the parcel level, including associated invoices
  • any sites grazed will require a grazing activity record

On your annual claim you will be asked to declare that you haven’t carried out any activities prohibited by the option requirements.

The detailed requirements for this option will be tailored to the Higher Tier site. Applicants should discuss and agree these requirements with their adviser.

This supplement can be located on the same area as the following supplements:

Further information

Further information is available from:

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.