BN9: Hedgerow supplement - substantial pre-work

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the hedgerow supplement - substantial pre-work item.

How much will be paid

£4.10 per metre (m).

Where to use this supplement

Available for Higher Tier.

Only on:

Where this supplement cannot be used


  • remove old fences within hedgerows
  • remove free-standing fences alongside hedgerows
  • undertake weed control
  • undertake routine preparation before gapping-up or planting

How this supplement will benefit the environment

If successful, lengths of restored hedgerow which required substantial pre-work or were located on difficult sites will be restored.


Agreement holders are likely to need to:

  • carry out the work agreed with Natural England
  • compete the associated hedge restoration item to the relevant specification

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
  • photographs of each length of hedge entered into the supplement
  • supply 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

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.

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

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.