Find out about eligibility and requirements for this supplement for fencing on difficult sites.
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
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:
cannot be accessed vehicles
on steep slopes
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:
Read the Forestry Commission guidance on fencing in difficult circumstances.