carry out work between 1 March and 31 August if the bank is topped by a hedge
take stone from other walls, banks or buildings
remove soil from other banks, even if they are derelict
damage the roots of mature trees growing on the banks with machinery
place stone on features of archaeological, historic or wildlife value as identified on your FER, Environmental Information Map or HEFER (where applicable)
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 stone-faced bank entered into the item
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 during and after work has been completed
Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this item
The following section gives advice on carrying out the item successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this item.
Determine the original height and profile of stone-faced banks by referring to other banks in good condition nearby. These are usually at least 1.3m wide at the base, 1.3m high, and 600mm to 800mm wide at the top.