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Woodland Creation - Fencing

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.

Standards required

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.

Standard Cost

100%

Payment Rate

70% for NLFA

Payment Rate

80% for LFA

Stock Fence

£4.00 per metre

£2.80 per metre

£3.20 per metre

Deer Fence *

£7.25 per metre

£5.075** per metre

£5.80 per metre

Upgrading stock to deer fence

£2.75 per metre

£1.925** per metre

£2.20 per metre

Rabbit proofing of existing or new stock/deer fence

£1.90 per metre

£1.33 per metre

£1.52 per metre

Enhancing/modifying stock fence (in black grouse & Capercaillie core areas)

£2.00 per metre

£1.40 per metre

£1.60 per metre

Enhancing/modifying deer fence (in black grouse & Capercaillie core areas)

£5.00 per metre

£3.50 per metre

£4.00 per metre

Conversion of deer fence to stock fence (in black grouse & Capercaillie core areas)

£2.00 per metre

£1.40 per metre

£1.60 per metre

Gate for stock fence

£100 each

£70 each

£80 each

Gate for deer fence

£170 each

£119 each

£136 each

Badger gate

£110 each

£77 each

£88 each

Kissing gate/self-closing gate for non-vehicular access

£350/each

£245/each

£280/each

Stile

£55/each

£38.50/each

£44/each

Building/restoring drystone or flagstone dykes

£17.50/square metre

£12.25/square metre

£14/square metre


* 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.

Technical Guidance

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