Fencing supplement - difficult site (FG5): Woodland capital grants 2015

Find out about eligibility and requirements for this supplement for fencing on difficult sites.

This guidance was withdrawn on

This page has been withdrawn because it’s out of date. For current information read: FG5: Fencing supplement - difficult sites

Applies to England

Foresters and other land managers can apply for woodland capital grants.

Read the accompanying guidance to find out more about Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants 2015.

How much will be paid

£1.24 per metre.

Where the supplement is available

This supplement can be used with fencing capital items.

How this supplement will benefit the environment

This item will help towards the extra costs of fencing on difficult sites, to help habitat management and to protect environmental features.


Discuss and agree with a Forestry Commission adviser:

  • where this supplement can be used

  • methods and materials that can be used in addition to the ones for standard fencing

Keeping records

Successful applicants will need to keep:

  • any consents or permissions relating to the work

  • geotagged photographs of the area before and after completion of the work (these will need to be submitted with any claim)

  • any receipted invoices and bank statements related to the work (these must be shown on request)

How to carry out this supplement

The following section gives advice on successfully carrying out this supplement but is not compulsory.

Pick a location

This item can be used where Natural England (NE) or the Forestry Commission (FC) has agreed that grants or specifications for standard fencing items are not appropriate. This might be because the sites are:

  • remote

  • cannot be accessed vehicles

  • on steep slopes

  • wet

  • prone to flooding or waterlogged for large parts of the year

  • need a lot of ground preparation

This item could also be used for top wiring on stone or rock walls where NE or the FC has agreed that site conditions are difficult.

This supplement can be used on the same area as the following options and supplements:

Further information

Read the Forestry Commission guidance on fencing in difficult circumstances.

Published 17 February 2015