This section describes the requirements for capital works attracting support under the SRDP. Payments may be based on a percentage of the Standard Cost of the agreed capital item. This will be 100% of the cost listed in the table below, unless a different rate is specified in the guidance for the Option applied for.
In the table below, you can view the specification which describes the minimum standard of work required by clicking on the relevant capital item. You must carry out work to at least that minimum standard and comply with any relevant British Standard. You must maintain completed works in an appropriate functional state for at least the term of your contract. Any timber used must come from a sustainably managed forest.
For fencing-related capital items, you may use high quality second-hand materials such as telegraph poles or railway sleepers for straining and turning posts. Otherwise, all fencing materials must be new and any woodwork treated.
Where you propose to renew or restore a fence that forms the boundary between your land and that of your neighbour, the payment will be in proportion to your level of responsibility; that is, if you and your neighbour are equally responsible for maintaining a fence, you will be entitled to payment on half the length of fence. You will be entitled to claim full payment for any associated items such as gates, marking to reduce bird collision, rabbit netting or upgrading the fence to a deer fence, where that investment is necessary to deliver your selected regional priority.
When carrying out work in woodlands, you should follow the relevant Forestry and Arboriculture Safety and Training Council (FASTCo) Safety Guides and the current Forestry Commission Scotland Environmental Guidelines. Prior to carrying out any chemical application within a woodland, you should refer to Forestry Commission Field Book 8 'The use of herbicides in the forest'. This book provides full details of weed control using herbicides, including information on the appropriate products, product rates, methods of application and timing of application. You can find further information in a range of Forestry Commission Scotland publications.