BN10: Hedgerow supplement - top binding and staking

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the hedgerow supplement - top binding and staking item.

How much will be paid

£3.40 per metre (m).

Where to use this supplement

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

Only on hedgerows being restored using BN5 - Hedgerow laying.

How this supplement will benefit the environment

If successful there will be lengths of hedgerow rejuvenated with new growth to form a continuous hedge.


  • use stakes made of straight and clean lengths of hazel, ash or sweet chestnut
  • use binders made of straight lengths of hazel, ash or willow, with no side shoots

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.