The standard cost rates for fencing are listed below. Depending upon whether you are within a Less Favoured Area (LFA) or Non-Less Favoured Area (NFLA), you will get 80% or 70% contribution to the standard costs listed below.
You must carry out work to at least that minimum standard specified for each item in the list below. You must also comply with any relevant British Standard. The completed fencing item must be properly maintained for the term of the contract. Any timber used must come from a sustainably managed forest.
Renewing boundary fences
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 may still claim full payment for any associated items such as gates, marking to reduce bird collision or rabbit netting.
Rates of support
You can view the minimum standard of work required for each fencing item by clicking on the link.
* The appropriateness of any new deer fencing should be considered in the context of the Joint Agency Fencing Guidance
** Payment calculation will be based on the rate shown
Payment for Fencing
The payment for fencing, gates etc will be paid at the same time as the payment for the initial planting of the woodland.
In the case of native woodland natural regeneration, the fencing will be paid after the fencing work has been completed and claimed as agreed in the contract.
More technical guidance may be available to help you with the option you have chosen. This technical guidance is available on the FCS Technical Guidance page