FG3: Permanent electric fencing

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the permanent electric fencing item.

How much will be paid

£4.90 per metre (m).

Where to use this item

Available for Mid Tier and Higher Tier.

Only:

  • where new fencing is required to meet option grazing requirements

or

  • in areas affected by water pollution caused by farming

or

  • to protect environmental features

Where this item cannot be used

  • on historic or archaeological features as identified in the HEFER
  • on a site where a fence has previously received a grant

How this item will benefit the environment

If successful this item will help control livestock and protect environmental features. It will also help to manage habitats.

Requirements

  • erect wire fencing at least 1050mm high using a minimum of 4 mild steel or high tensile plain wires
  • use straining posts with a top diameter of at least 150mm and 2150mm long, spaced according to the type of wire used
  • use struts with a top diameter of least 80mm and 2100mm long, notched into straining posts
  • use intermediate posts with a top diameter of at least 63mm and 1700mm long, spaced according to the type of wire used
  • install a mains-operated energiser in accordance with the Institute of Electrical Engineers IEE Regulations
  • make sure that all the materials meet the relevant British Standards - examine copies of the most up-to-date standards for guidance

Do not:

  • block or restrict access to open access land

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 the existing site

This item can be used on the same length as the following item:

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