Find out about eligibility and requirements for the management of successional areas and scrub option.
£74 per hectare (ha).
Available for Mid Tier and Higher Tier
Whole or part parcel
This option cannot be used:
It provides enhanced habitat for a wide range of wildlife and improves the quality of the woodland edge. It also helps prevent soil erosion and holds back water to reduce downstream flood risks.
If successful there will be:
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
On your annual claim you will be asked to declare that you haven’t carried out any activities prohibited by the option requirements.
You should also be aware that at the start of each claim year, a percentage of agreement holders will be asked to take and submit the following photographic records:
Applicants will have to send the following with their application:
The following supplement can be located on the same area as this option and supplement:
The following section gives advice on carrying out this option successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this option.
This option works best where:
Remove grazing livestock to allow scrub plants to establish. Once established, stop scrub from becoming too dense by cutting on rotation, or grazing.
Establish a variety of scrub to provide habitats and food for target species. For example:
Leave any trees that die or fall in position, except where it is necessary to remove them for health and safety reasons.
See the Mid Tier manual or Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.