BN8: Hedgerow supplement - casting up

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the hedgerow supplement - casting up item.

How much will be paid

£3 per metre (m).

Where to use this supplement

Available for Mid Tier, Higher Tier and hedgerows and boundaries grant.

Only on hedgerows which are both:

How this supplement will benefit the environment

If successful there will be lengths of hedgerow which have been re-profiled and had slipped soil replaced.


  • cast up the bank to reflect the local style and build it back to its original profile (this must be established by reference to other banks in good condition nearby)
  • rebuild the bank using the original soil that has slipped from it
  • build each face of the bank so that it slopes inwards (approximately 0.3m for every 1m in height), to create a ‘batter’ (slope)
  • make the base of the bank wider than the top by roughly 45cm to 60cm on each side
  • ensure the top line of the bank is level with the ground
  • make sure that no healthy mature trees are disturbed
  • restore any stiles and gates to their original construction
  • remove any surplus earth-fill and stones from the site after completion of the work and restore the ground around it

Do not:

  • cast up between 1 March and 31 August
  • remove soil from other banks, even if they are derelict
  • bury newly laid or coppiced material in deep earth
  • damage the roots of trees growing on the bank with machinery

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 Mid 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

Applicants will have to send the following with their application:

  • photographs of each length of hedge entered into the supplement

This supplement can be used on the same length as the following items and supplements:

Further information

See the Mid Tier manual or Higher Tier manual or hedgerows and boundaries grant manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.

Published 2 April 2015
Last updated 29 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Information updated for applications in 2016.
  2. First published.