- Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Forestry Commission, and Natural England
- Part of:
- Capital items: Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants 2015 and Forests and woodland
- 17 February 2015
- Applies to:
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the sheep netting capital item.
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
£4.90 per metre.
Where the item is available
This item is available in woodlands.
It can only be used on sites that need new fencing to:
meet grazing requirements
address water pollution caused by farming in targeted priority areas and catchments
protect environmental features
protect newly planted trees
When this item can’t be used
This item can’t be used:
on historic or archaeological features
on a site where a fence has previously received a grant
How this item will benefit the environment
This item will protect environmental features from livestock. It will also help to manage habitats.
On the land
Successful applicants will need to:
remove all old fencing material before putting up the new fencing
use softwood timber that’s fully peeled and tanalised, or treated with an approved preservative
put up a steel wire mesh fence at least 1.05m high
use additional strands of galvanised steel wire (plain or barbed) if extra height is needed
use straining posts that have a top diameter of at least 125mm top diameter, or are 100 by 100mm in cross-section when sawn
make sure the straining posts are 1.85m if they’re set in concrete and 2.15m long if they aren’t
place the straining posts no more than 150m apart if using mild steel line wire, or 300m apart for high tensile wire
use a straining post at every change of direction (horizontal or vertical) and at each end of the fence
use struts that have a top diameter of at least 80mm, or are 75 by 75mm when sawn
make sure the struts are 1.6m if they’re set in concrete and 1.9m long if they aren’t
notch struts into the straining post at an angle of no more than 45 degrees
use intermediate posts that have a top diameter of at least 65mm, or are 75 by 75mm when sawn
make sure the intermediate posts are 1.7m long and space them no further than 3.5m apart
make sure that all the materials being used meet the relevant British Standards
Successful applicants will need to keep:
consents associated with the work, and show them on request
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)
What must not be done
attach the fence to trees or hedgerows
block or restrict access to open access land
The following supplements can be used on the same feature as this item:
Published: 17 February 2015