hedge management is not always cheap, but grant aid for hedge laying and
hedge planting is available in Somerset.
West Hedgerow Project - Details
Woodland Trust are offering an 80% grant on hedgerow plants and trees
including guards exclusively through the project. There is a minimum length
of 100m and a maximum length of 1,500m per holding. The hedgerow species
mix planted will be the ‘standard mix’ for lowland areas, and the ‘South
West upland mix’ for upland areas. Both mixes include 5% standard hedgerow
trees of your choice, enough for one every 6m with a 1.2m tube and stake.
It is suggested that hedgerow trees are planted approximately every 20
metres along the hedge with the remaining trees planted across the rest
of the holding. The Woodland Trust will provide the hedging plants from
their nursery using UK sourced and grown stock.
The Exmoor Landscape Conservation Grants
for full details, guidance notes and the short application form.
In 2005, the new agri-environment scheme Environmental Stewardship was introduced, comprising the Entry Level Scheme (ELS) and the Higher Level Scheme (HLS). The scheme has now closed and is being followed by the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme with mid- and higher-tier options. Details to follow.
ESA schemes are now closed. See the DEFRA website for more details.
For further information Tel. 0117 959 1000
As well as the administration of Environmental Stewardship, grants may be available from Natural England for:-
Grants for wildlife projects must contribute to Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs).