on Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) with ecologically degraded water bodies of 1 hectare or more
if other land management options are included in the agreement
How this item benefits the environment
It will restore the wildlife value of large water bodies that have become degraded.
agree a specification for the works with Natural England
complete the works as set out in the approved specification and within the agreed timescale
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
any consents or permissions connected with the work
photographs of site before works start
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:
receipted invoices, or bank statements where a receipted invoice is not available
photographs of the completed work
Before applying for this item applicants should contact the Environment Agency for advice and any permits. You do not need to provide this with your application, but you will need to submit any consents with your payment claim.
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.
Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this item
The following section gives advice on carrying out this item successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this item.
This item can be used to support the implementation of lake restoration plans. It may also cover one or more of the following: