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					The National Forest Company
Changing Landscape Scheme 2009/2010
Standard Costs Spreadsheet
                                                    Instructions
This spreadsheet includes 4 tabbed pages which provide standard working costs and supporting information for a CLS
application. They are shown on the Figure below.




Woodland Options                  Use this page to enter costs relating to woodland creation and management.

Non-Woodland Options              Use this page for costs relating to the creation and mangement of habitats other than
                                  woodland.

Access & Recreation Options       Use this page for costs relating to public access, interpretation and education.

Sub-totals will be provided for each page and in the Summary of Costs table below. Please enter the neccesary details
into the boxes in Application Information . This will aid in the processing of the application.

Glossary & Definitions            If you are uncertain as to the meaning of certain options, or require further information,
                                  this page contains the relevant definitions. They are arranged by the reference number
                                  of the Options.

If the information you require cannot be found in the Glossary, contact The National Forest Company on 01283 551211.



                                           Application Information
Please enter the following information about your application

          Site Name

    Applicant Name

           Site Area               ha

                                 CLS Application - Summary of Costs
           Woodland Sub-Total                                         £                           -
           Non-Woodland Habitats Sub-Total                            £                           -
           Access & Recreation Sub-Total                              £                           -
           Scheme Total                                               £                           -
           Cost per hectare                                           Please enter site area above.


Contact us at:         The National Forest Company
                       Enterprise Glade, Bath Yard, Moira,
                       Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 6BA
                       01283 551211
enquiries@nationalforest.org
www.nationalforest.org
The National Forest Changing Landscape Scheme
Menu of Standard Costs - Woodland Options
                                                                                                        One off    Annual   Number     Number
                            Operation name                        Units              Cost/unit (£)                                                    Cost                                       Notes                        CLS Ref
                                                                                                         costs    payment   of Units   of Years
1.01 - Labour rates                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.01
Forest craftsperson                                                £/day         £            150.00                 Y                            £          -       Summarise duties & amounts by year over 10 year period   1.01.01
Forestry agent (qualified)                                          £/hr         £              50.00                Y                            £          -       Summarise duties & amounts by year over 10 year period   1.01.02
Agent to mark out/prepare the site                                  £/hr         £              50.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.03
Obtaining planning permission                                      each              on invoices           Y                                      £          -       NB: Enter total costs into Costs column.                 1.01.04
Tree surgery (2 man team inc chipper)                            per day         £             500.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.05
Tree surgery (2 man team inc chipper)                        large single tree   £             300.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.06
Tree surgery - minor to include minor pollarding                   each          £            100.00       Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.07
Tree surgery - major to include major pollarding                   each          £            150.00       Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.08
Tree removal (stack pile only)                                   per m^3         £              25.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.09
Tree removal (remove/dispose pile)                               per m^3         £              50.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.10
Tractor and chipper/flail                                        per day         £             350.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.11
Tractor/trailer and labour                                          £/hr         £              15.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.12
JCB hire and labour                                                 £/hr         £              35.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.13
360 excavator (small) and labour                                    £/hr         £              50.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.14
Dumper (small) and labour                                           £/hr         £              25.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.01.15
Beat up survey                                                      £/hr         £              50.00                Y                            £          -       Surveys to be undertaken at end of Years 1, 2 & 3        1.01.16
Safety Inspection                                                   £/hr         £              50.00                Y                            £          -                                                                1.01.17
1.02 - Ground preparation                                                                                                                                                                                                      1.02
Agricultural plough                                              hectare         £              50.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.01
Sub soil                                                         hectare         £              35.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.02
Power harrow                                                     hectare         £              30.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.03
Rolling                                                          hectare         £              15.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.04
Chemical screefing (Spot spraying)                                spot           £               0.08      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.05
Scarifying                                                       hectare         £             100.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.06
Ripping                                                          hectare         £             125.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.07
Mounding                                                         hectare         £             125.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.08
Drainage in new planting                                           m             £               2.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.09
Chemical Screefing (compete coverage)                            hectare         £             150.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.02.10
1.03 - Woodland Establishment: Fencing                                                                                                            £              -                                                             1.03
Amenity Wood Post & 3 rail fence                                  metre          £              15.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.01
Post and Wire (3 strand)                                           m             £               2.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.02
High tensile fencing                                               m             £               2.25      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.03
Rabbit fencing                                                     m             £               5.90      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.04
Stock fencing                                                      m             £               4.50      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.05
Stock and rabbit fencing                                           m             £               7.20      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.06
Deer and rabbit fencing                                            m             £              10.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.07
Light weight deer fencing                                          m             £               7.15      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.08
Heavyweight deer fencing                                           m             £              10.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.09
Temporary deer fencing (includes reuse)                            m             £               5.20      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.10
Deer gate (suitable for vehicles)                                 each           £             430.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.11
Deer hide                                                         each           £             200.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.12
Deer high seat                                                    each           £             400.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.13
Deer exclusion plot                                               each           £             130.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.14
Badger gate                                                       each           £              60.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.15
Fencing supplement - difficult sites                               m             £               2.50      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.16
Sheep fencing                                                      m             £               3.85      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.17
Permanent electric fencing                                         m             £               2.80      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.03.18
1.04 - Woodland Establishment: Planting                                                                                                                                                                                        1.04
Mechanical site marking                                          hectare         £              15.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.01
Supply plants - conifers                                         per tree        £               0.20      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.02
Supply plants - broadleaves and shrubs                           per tree        £               0.40      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.03
Planting costs (bare rooted, 40-60cm transplant, labour)         per tree        £               0.24      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.04
Planting costs (tree as above, 1.2m tube, stake, labour)         per tree        £               3.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.05
Planting costs (tree as above, 0.75m tube, stake, labour)        per tree        £               2.50      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.06
Planting costs (tree as above, 0.60m tube, stake, labour)        per tree        £               2.10      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.07
Planting costs (tree as above, 0.60m spiral, cane, labour)       per tree        £               1.40      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.08
Planting costs (as Option 1.04.04 but mechanical)                per tree        £               0.10      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.09
Beating Up Conifers (supply, and plant)                          per tree        £               0.42                Y                            £          -       15% in Yr 1, 5% in Yr 2 & 5% in Yr 3                     1.04.10
Beating Up Broadleaves (supply, and plant)                       per tree        £               0.65                Y                            £          -       15% in Yr 1, 5% in Yr 2 & 5% in Yr 3                     1.04.11
Refix/replace guards at beating up                               per tree        £               0.25                Y                            £          -                                                                1.04.12
Bracken control supplement                                         ha            £              35.00                Y                            £          -                                                                1.04.13
Chemical bracken control - area payment                            ha            £             250.00                Y                            £          -                                                                1.04.14
Sowing of woodland grass seed                                    hectare         £             195.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                1.04.15
                                                                                                                  One off    Annual   Number     Number
                           Operation name                                    Units             Cost/unit (£)                                                    Cost                                        Notes                               CLS Ref
                                                                                                                   costs    payment   of Units   of Years
1.05 - Vegetation Management                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1.05
Respacing natural regeneration (to 2m spacing)                                 ha          £           1,000.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.01
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm, flail)               net hectare     £             500.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.02
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm, manually cut)        net hectare     £             800.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.03
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm, flail)               net hectare     £           1,300.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.04
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm, manually cut)        net hectare     £           1,800.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.05
Chemical weed control (spot spray 1600-2500 trees/ha)                         spot         £               0.08                Y                            £          -       Assume two applications per year in Years 1 - 4                  1.05.06
Compost mulching                                                              spot         £               0.05      Y                                      £          -                                                                        1.05.07
Bark mulch                                                                    spot         £               0.65      Y                                      £          -                                                                        1.05.08
Strip mulch (inc. plastic base layer)                                          m           £               0.65      Y                                      £          -                                                                        1.05.09
                                                                                                                                                                               2 zone cutting - cut central zone annually and alternate outer
Ride management (5m width)                                                  per km/yr      £             250.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.09
                                                                                                                                                                               zones biannually
Ride management (6-10m width)                                               per km/yr      £             400.00                Y                            £          -       As above with third zone on a 5 yearly cycle                     1.05.10
                                                                         net hectare per
Inter-row mowing (1 way)                                                                   £             185.00                Y                            £          -       Where undertaken, summarise frequency                            1.05.11
                                                                            occasion
                                                                         net hectare per
Inter-row mowing (2 way)                                                                   £             225.00                Y                            £          -       Where undertaken, summarise frequency                            1.05.12
                                                                            occasion
Supplement for control of invasive plant species (exc.Control of Weeds
                                                                               ha          £              60.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.13
Act 1959)
Coppicing minor (<20cm DBH) bankside trees                                   each          £              29.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                        1.05.14
Coppicing major (>20cm DBH) bankside trees                                   each          £              50.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                        1.05.15
Scrub management - Base payment                                          on agreement      £              76.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                        1.05.16
Scrub management < 25% of cover                                               ha           £             350.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.17
Scrub management 25-75% cover                                                 ha           £             450.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.18
Scrub management > 75% cover                                                  ha           £             600.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.19
Supplement for small fields                                                   ha           £              35.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.20
Supplement for difficult sites                                                ha           £              50.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.21
Supplement for group applications                                             ha           £              10.00                Y                            £          -                                                                        1.05.22
Woodland Sub-Total                                                                                                                                          £              -
The National Forest Changing Landscape Scheme
Menu of Standard Costs - Non-Woodland Habitat Options
                                                                                                                   One off    Annual   Number     Number
                            Operation name                                   Units            Cost/unit (£)                                                      Cost                                   Notes           CLS Ref
                                                                                                                    costs    payment   of Units   of Years
2.01 - Labour rates                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.01
JCB hire and labour                                                           £/hr        £               35.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.01.01
360 excavator (small) and labour                                              £/hr        £               50.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.01.02
Dumper (small) and labour                                                     £/hr        £               25.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.01.03
2.02 - Ground preparation                                                                                                                                                                                                2.02
Agricultural plough                                                         hectare       £                50.00      Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.01
Scarifying                                                                  hectare       £                75.00      Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.02
Chemical Screefing (compete coverage)                                       hectare       £              150.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.03
Creation of ditches                                                         per m^2       £                 3.60      Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.04
Creation of gutters                                                         per m^2       £                 1.90      Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.05
Soil bund                                                                    each         £              149.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.06
Culvert                                                                      each         £              153.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.07
Timber Sluice                                                                each         £              315.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.08
Brick, stone or concrete sluice                                              each         £              960.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.09
Silt trap provision                                                          each          100% of eligible cost      Y                                      £          -   NB: Enter total costs into Costs column.    2.02.10
Construction of water penning structures                                     each          100% of eligible cost      Y                                      £          -   NB: Enter total costs into Costs column.    2.02.11
Cross drains under farm tracks                                               each         £              140.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.02.12
2.03 - Vegetation management                                                                                                                                                                                             2.03
Mechanical Bracken control - base payment                                 on agreement    £              106.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.03.01
Mechanical bracken control - area payment                                        ha       £               48.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.02
Chemical bracken control - area payment                                          ha       £              112.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.04
Chemical weed control (spot spray 1600-2500 trees/ha)                          spot       £                0.07                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.05
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm, flail)               net hectare    £              250.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.06
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm, manually cut)        net hectare    £              500.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.07
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm, flail)               net hectare    £            1,000.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.08
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm, manually cut)        net hectare    £            1,500.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.09
Removal of arisings for conservation                                       per linear m   £                0.50                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.10
Scrub management - Base payment                                           on agreement    £               76.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.03.11
Scrub management < 25% of cover                                                  ha       £              350.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.12
Scrub management 25-75% cover                                                    ha       £              450.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.13
Scrub management > 75% cover                                                     ha       £              600.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.03.14
2.04 - Vegetation management: Livestock                                                                                                                                                                                  2.04
Livestock handling facilities                                                              100% of eligible cost      Y                                      £          -   NB: Enter total costs into Costs column.    2.04.01
Cattle grids                                                                  each        £              535.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.04.02
Water supply                                                                   m          £                 2.00      Y                                      £          -                                               2.04.03
Water trough                                                                  each        £               85.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.04.04
Cattle drinking bay                                                           each        £              120.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.04.05
Seasonal livestock removal on grassland with no input restriction              ha         £               40.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.04.06
2.05 - Grassland habitats                                                                                                                                                                                                2.05
Creation of species-rich semi-natural grassland                                ha         £              450.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.01
Maintenance of species-rich semi-natural grassland                             ha         £              200.00                 Y                            £          -                      Choose one option only   2.05.02
Restoration of species-rich semi-natural grassland                             ha         £              200.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.03
Creation of semi-improved or rough grassland for target species                ha         £              210.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.04
Maintenance of semi-improved or rough grassland for target species             ha         £              130.00                 Y                            £          -                      Choose one option only   2.05.05
Restoration of semi-improved or rough grassland for target species             ha         £              130.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.06
Sowing of wildflower grass seed                                              hectare      £              275.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.05.07
Enhanced buffer strips on intensive grassland                                  ha         £              590.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.08
Supplement for hay making                                                      ha         £              125.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.09
Creation of wet grassland for breeding waders (Spring/Summer)                  ha         £              500.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.11
Restoration of wet grassland for breeding waders (Spring/Summer)               ha         £              335.00                 Y                            £          -                      Choose one option only   2.05.12
Maintenance of wet grassland for breeding waders (Spring/Summer)               ha         £              335.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.13
Creation of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl                    ha         £              400.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.14
Restoration of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl                 ha         £              255.00                 Y                            £          -                      Choose one option only   2.05.15
Maintenance of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl                 ha         £              255.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.16
Raised water level supplement                                                  ha         £               80.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.17
Inundation grassland supplement                                                ha         £               85.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.05.18
2.06 - Hedgerows                                                                                                                                                                                                         2.06
Hedgerow planting - i.e. creation of new hedges                                m          £                5.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.06.01
Hedgerow restoration - i.e. laying, coppicing or gapping up of existing
                                                                               m          £                7.50       Y                                      £          -                                               2.06.02
hedge
Maintenance of new hedgerows                                                 100m         £               10.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.06.03
Maintenance of existing hedgerows of high environmental value                100m         £               27.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.06.04
Hedgerow supplement - Removal of old fence lines including disposal           m           £                1.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.06.11
Hedgerow supplement - Substantial pre-work                                    m           £                2.40       Y                                      £          -                                               2.06.12
                                                                                                            One off    Annual   Number     Number
                           Operation name                             Units            Cost/unit (£)                                                      Cost                                   Notes           CLS Ref
                                                                                                             costs    payment   of Units   of Years
Hedgerow supplement - Top binding and staking                           m          £                2.40       Y                                      £          -                                               2.06.13
2.07 - Parkland & wood pasture                                                                                                                                                                                    2.07
Creation of wood pasture                                               ha          £              180.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.07.01
Restoration of wood pasture and parkland                               ha          £              180.00                 Y                            £          -                      Choose one option only   2.07.02
Maintenance of wood pasture and parkland                               ha          £              180.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.07.03
Ancient trees in intensively managed grass fields                     tree         £               25.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.07.04
Standard (<1.0m tall) Parkland Tree/Hedgerow Tree and planting        each         £                7.50       Y                                      £          -                                               2.07.05
Light Standard (>1m tall) individual tree                             each         £               23.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.07.06
Parkland tree guard post and wire                                     each         £               95.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.07.07
Welded steel tree guard                                               each         £              130.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.07.08
2.08 - Orchards                                                                                                                                                                                                   2.08
Creation of new traditional orchards                                   ha          £              190.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.08.01
Restoration of traditional orchards                                    ha          £              250.00                 Y                            £          -                      Choose one option only   2.08.02
Maintenance of existing high value traditional orchards                ha          £              250.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.08.03
Planting fruit trees                                                  each         £               17.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.08.11
Orchard tree guard (tube and mesh)                                    each         £                3.30       Y                                      £          -                                               2.08.12
Orchard tree guard (post and rail)                                    each         £               36.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.08.13
Orchard tree pruning                                                  each         £               17.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.08.14
2.09 - Heathland habitats                                                                                                                                                                                         2.09
Creation of lowland heathland from arable or improved grassland        ha          £              450.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.09.01
Creation of lowland heathland on worked mineral sites                  ha          £              450.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.09.02
                                                                                                                                                                                        Choose one option only
Restoration of heathland from neglected sites                          ha          £              200.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.09.03
Maintenance of lowland heathland                                       ha          £              200.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.09.04
2.10 - Ponds, reedbeds and other wetlands                                                                                                                                                                         2.10
Pond creation (First 100 sq m)                                       per m^2       £                5.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.10.01
Pond creation (> 100 sq m)                                           per m^2       £                3.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.10.02
Pond restoration (First 100 sq m)                                    per m^2       £                3.50       Y                                      £          -                                               2.10.03
Pond restoration (>100 sq m)                                         per m^2       £                1.25       Y                                      £          -                                               2.10.04
Maintenance of ponds of high wildlife value (<100 sq m)            each pond       £               90.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.10.05
Maintenance of ponds of high wildlife value (>100 sq m)            each pond       £              180.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.10.06
Scrape creation (First 100sq m)                                      per m^2       £                3.50       Y                                      £          -                                               2.10.07
Scrape creation (> 100sq m)                                          per m^2       £                2.75       Y                                      £          -                                               2.10.08
Planting of Aquatic Marginals                                     Bulb Pack (50)   £              100.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.10.09
Creation of reedbeds                                                    ha         £              380.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.10.11
Restoration of reedbeds                                                 ha         £               60.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.10.12
Maintenance of reedbeds                                                 ha         £               60.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.10.13
2.11 - Priority species                                                                                                                                                                                           2.11
Bat or bird box                                                       each         £               28.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.01
Owl Box                                                               each         £               50.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.02
Raptor Posts                                                          each         £               20.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.03
Adder Hibernaculum                                                    each         £              200.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.04
Bird hide (wooden sleeper construction)                               each         £              500.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.04
Bird strike marker                                                    each         £                1.50       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.05
Badger gate                                                           each         £               60.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.07
Native Black Poplar (additional supply costs)                         each         £               10.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.08
Supply and planting of Bluebell bulbs                                per1000       £              200.00       y                                      £          -                                               3.12.09
Otter holt - log construction                                         each         £              300.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.10
Otter holt - concrete pipe and chamber construction                   each         £              500.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.11
Small mammal boxes                                                    each         £               15.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.11.12
2.12 - Protection of heritage features                                                                                                                                                                            2.12
Arable reversion by natural regeneration                               ha          £              500.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.12.01
Maintaining high water levels to protect archaeology                   ha          £              240.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.12.02
Maintenance of designed/engineered water bodies                        ha          £              295.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.12.03
Maintenance of traditional water meadows                               ha          £              350.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.12.04
Restoration of traditional water meadows                               ha          £              350.00                 Y                            £          -                                               2.12.05
New stone walls                                                        m           £               52.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.06
Stone wall restoration                                                 m           £               16.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.07
Stone wall supplement- stone from holding                              m           £                 6.00      Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.08
Stone wall supplement- stone from quarry                               m           £               30.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.09
Stone wall supplement- difficult sites                                 m           £                 7.00      Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.10
Stone wall supplement - top wiring                                     m           £                 1.80      Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.11
Stone faced hedge bank repair                                          m           £               16.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.12
Stone faced hedge bank restoration                                     m           £               34.00       Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.13
Earth bank restoration                                                 m           £                 3.00      Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.14
Casting up supplement hedge bank options                               m           £                 1.20      Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.15
Ditch, dyke and rhine restoration                                      m           £                 2.90      Y                                      £          -                                               2.12.16
Historical and archaeological protection                              each          100% of eligible cost                Y                            £          -   NB: Enter total costs into Costs column.    2.12.17
                                                                                                         One off    Annual   Number     Number
                            Operation name                                Units       Cost/unit (£)                                                     Cost                   Notes            CLS Ref
                                                                                                          costs    payment   of Units   of Years
2.13 - Protection of land resources                                                                                                                                                              2.13
Arable reversion to unfertilised grassland to prevent erosion or runoff    ha     £             280.00                Y                            £           -                                2.13.01
Arable reversion to unfertilised grassland with low fertiliser input to
                                                                           ha     £             210.00                Y                            £           -                                2.13.02
prevent erosion or runoff                                                                                                                                              Choose one option only
Preventing erosion or run off from intensively managed improved
                                                                           ha     £             280.00                Y                            £           -                                2.13.03
grassland
Nil fertiliser input                                                       ha     £              55.00                Y                            £           -                                2.13.04
Non-Woodland Habitats Sub-Total                                                                                                                     £              -
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Menu of Standard Costs - Access & Signage Options
                                                                                                          One off    Annual   Number     Number
                          Operation name                             Units           Cost/unit (£)                                                      Cost                                   Notes              CLS Ref
                                                                                                           costs    payment   of Units   of Years
3.01 - Access provision                                                                                                                                                                                            3.01
Linear and open access base payment                                 agmt/year    £             350.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.01.01
Permissive open access                                                 ha        £              41.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.01.02
Permissive footpath access                                            100m       £              45.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.01.03
Access for people with reduced mobility                               100m       £             100.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.01.04
Upgrading CROW access for people with reduced mobility (Only on
                                                                     100m        £             105.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.01.05
CROW dedicated land)
Permissive bridleway and/or cycle path access                        100m        £              90.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.01.06
Upgrading CROW access for cyclist/ horses (Only on CROW dedicated
                                                                     100m        £              90.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.01.07
land)
3.02 - Paths & tracks                                                                                                                                                                                              3.02
Footpath Construction (surfaced, easy site)                          metre       £              30.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.02.01
Footpath Construction (surfaced, difficult site)                     metre       £              35.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.02.02
3.03 - Gates                                                                                                                                                                                                       3.03
Kissing Gate (all ability)                                            each       £             380.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.01
Kissing Gate (pedestrian only)                                        each       £             300.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.02
Bridleway gate                                                        each       £             350.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.03
Dog gate                                                              each       £              65.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.04
Horse gate (bespoke field gate)                                       each       £             400.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.05
Field gate (12ft , 5 bar, metal)                                      each       £             290.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.06
Relocation of gates                                                   each       £             135.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.07
Supply and fit wooden pole barrier                                    each       £             190.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.08
Supply and fit metal pole barrier                                     each       £             400.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.09
Motorbike barriers (allow foot and horse access)                      each       £             350.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.10
Stone gate post                                                       each       £              96.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.11
Wooden wings for gates (pair)                                         each       £              70.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.12
Hanging watergate >5m span (see FC Bulletin 102)                      each       £             350.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.13
Hanging watergate <5m span (see FC Bulletin 102)                      each       £             200.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.03.14
3.04 - Access furniture                                                                                                                                                                                            3.04
Stile                                                                each        £             125.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.01
Stile (with ladder)                                                  each        £             125.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.02
Stile (Step over stile in a stone wall)                              each        £             115.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.03
Stile (Step through stile in stone wall)                             each        £              85.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.04
Access gaps (side posts and level surface)                           each        £              45.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.05
Footbridge (Timber on steel beams)                                   metre       £             750.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.06
Footbridge (Wooden)                                                  each        £             315.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.07
Picnic bench with table                                              each        £             330.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.08
Bench with backrest                                                  each        £             275.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.09
Bench (basic)                                                        each        £             165.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.10
Waymarkers (softwood with discs)                                     each        £              30.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.11
Waymarkers (hardwood with routing)                                   each        £              60.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.04.12
3.05 - Car parking & forest roading                                                                                                                                                                                3.05
Small car park                                                       sq m        £              20.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.05.01
Disabled parking bays (bespoke)                                      each        £             220.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.05.02
Cat 1 access track                                                   metre       £              60.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.05.03
Intermediate access track                                            metre       £              30.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.05.04
Road maintenance                                                     metre       £               1.00        Y                                      £          -   Specify which year(s) maintenance will occur   3.05.05
Basic access track                                                   metre       £              15.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.05.06
New culvert                                                          metre       £              34.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.05.07
3.06 - Educational access                                                                                                                                                                                          3.06
Educational access - base payment (min. 4 visits/year)                agmt       £             500.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.06.01
Educational access - payment per visit                              each visit   £             100.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.06.02
Helping prepare teachers information pack                             each       £             490.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.06.03
3.07 - Interpretation & promotion                                                                                                                                                                                  3.07
Interpretation Boards (A1 size on wood frame)                         each       £           1,200.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.07.01
Notice Boards (non wood)                                              each       £             350.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.07.02
Leaflets (A4)                                                        per500      £             500.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.07.03
Leaflets (A3)                                                        per500      £             700.00        Y                                      £          -                                                  3.07.04
Press Release(s) regarding scheme                                     £/hr       £              45.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.07.05
Website design (Where access provided only)                           each       £             250.00                  Y                            £          -                                                  3.07.06
Arts features                                                         each       100% of eligible costs      Y                                      £          -   NB: Enter total costs into Costs column.       3.07.07
Prepare and deliver volunteeer event                                  event      £             500.00        Y                                      £          -   Specify number by year in notes                3.07.08
3.08 - Site management for access                                                                                                                                                                                  3.08
                                                                                         One off    Annual   Number     Number
                              Operation name         Units            Cost/unit (£)                                                    Cost                                      Notes                             CLS Ref
                                                                                          costs    payment   of Units   of Years
Path Strimming (3m wide)                             metre        £               0.23                Y                            £          -                                                                    3.08.01
                                                                                                                                                      Applies to repeated mowing of open areas to maintain grass
Grass cutting recreation areas (mowing, <10cm)   hectare/season   £             550.00                Y                            £          -                                                                    3.08.02
                                                                                                                                                      generally below 10 cms
Litter picking (car park and/or litter issues)      season        £             700.00                Y                            £          -                                                                    3.08.03
Litter picking (no car park)                        season        £             300.00                Y                            £          -                                                                    3.08.04
Removal of eyesore                                   each         £             120.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                    3.08.05
Manual brashing for access areas                    hectare       £             350.00      Y                                      £          -                                                                    3.08.06
Access & Recreation Sub-Total                                                                                                      £              -
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Operation name                                     CLS Ref

Menu of Definitions - Woodland Options
1.01 - Labour rates                                 1.01
Forest craftsperson                                1.01.01   Summarise duties and amounts by year over a 10 year period.
Forestry agent (qualified)                         1.01.02   Agents must be able to demonstrate that they hold relevant qualifications. Summarise duties and amounts by year over a 10 year period.
Agent to mark out/prepare the site                 1.01.03
Obtaining planning permission                      1.01.04
Tree surgery (2 man team inc chipper)              1.01.05
                                                             Based upon a 2 person team with 1 chipper.
Tree surgery (2 man team inc chipper)              1.01.06
Tree surgery - minor to include minor pollarding   1.01.07
Tree surgery - major to include major pollarding   1.01.08
Tree removal (stack pile only)                     1.01.09
Tree removal (remove/dispose pile)                 1.01.10
Tractor and chipper/flail                          1.01.11
Tractor/trailer and labour                         1.01.12
JCB hire and labour                                1.01.13   Based upon the cost of equipment hire plus 1 operator
360 excavator (small) and labour                   1.01.14
Dumper (small) and labour                          1.01.15
Beat up survey                                     1.01.16
Safety Inspection                                  1.01.17   Inspection includes assessment of facilities e.g. condition of paths and gates, tree safety inspection and removal of normal litter
1.02 - Ground preparation                           1.02
Agricultural plough                                1.02.01
Sub soil                                           1.02.02
Power harrow                                       1.02.03
Rolling                                            1.02.04
Chemical screefing (Spot spraying)                 1.02.05   Spot spray 1600 - 2500 trees per hectare. 1m2 spot
Scarifying                                         1.02.06   Based on the use of a Doneran type excavator
Ripping                                            1.02.07   Based on 2m wide passes
Mounding                                           1.02.08   Continuous
Drainage in new planting                           1.02.09   Creating new drains - new planting, or clearing existing drains
Chemical Screefing (compete coverage)              1.02.10
1.03 - Woodland Establishment: Fencing              1.03
Amenity Wood Post & 3 rail fence                   1.03.01
Post and Wire (3 strand)                           1.03.02
High tensile fencing                               1.03.03
Rabbit fencing                                     1.03.04   Based on FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing"- Standard 18 gauge netting, posts at 5m centres two line wires. Rabbit proof for min 10years
Stock fencing                                      1.03.05   Based on FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing" - Stakes at 3m centres using C8/80/15 netting with two lines of barb. Note: Can also be used to stock proof stone walls
                                                             Based on FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing"- As Option 1.03.05 (above) with the addition of standard 18 gauge netting. Should be designed to be rabbit proof for a minimum of 10
Stock and rabbit fencing                           1.03.06
                                                             years
Deer and rabbit fencing                            1.03.07   Based on FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing"- as Options 38 & 39 above.
Light weight deer fencing                          1.03.08   Based on FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing"- Must be of a specification suitable for the species being excluded and deer proof for at least 10 years
Heavyweight deer fencing                           1.03.09   Based on specifications provided in FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing"
Temporary deer fencing (includes reuse)            1.03.10   Based on FC Practice Note 9 "Recommendations for fallow, roe and muntjac deer fencing: new proposals for temporary and reusable fencing". Costs takes account of reuse
Deer gate (suitable for vehicles)                  1.03.11   Vehicle access gate - swing type - 3m x 1.8m
Deer hide                                          1.03.12
Deer high seat                                     1.03.13   Portable, free standing in galvanised tubular or box section steel
Deer exclusion plot                                1.03.14   Based on a 4m x 4m exclosure plot, using stock fence and rabbit fence if necessary
Badger gate                                        1.03.15   Based on specifications provided in FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing"
Fencing supplement - difficult sites               1.03.16   A 'difficult site' is defined under Option 1.05.21.
Sheep fencing                                      1.03.17   Based on FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing" - Stakes at 3m centres using C8/80/15 netting with two lines of barb.
Permanent electric fencing                         1.03.18
1.04 - Woodland Establishment: Planting                           1.04
Mechanical site marking                                          1.04.01
Supply plants - conifers                                         1.04.02
Supply plants - broadleaves and shrubs                           1.04.03
Planting costs (bare rooted, 40-60cm transplant, labour)         1.04.04
Planting costs (tree as above, 1.2m tube, stake, labour)         1.04.05
Planting costs (tree as above, 0.75m tube, stake, labour)        1.04.06
Planting costs (tree as above, 0.60m tube, stake, labour)        1.04.07
Planting costs (tree as above, 0.60m spiral, cane, labour)       1.04.08
Planting costs (as 1.04.04 but mechanical)                       1.04.09
Beating Up Conifers (supply, and plant + 20%)                    1.04.10
                                                                           15% in Year 1, 5% in Year 2 and 5% in Year 3.
Beating Up Broadleaves (supply, and plant + 20%)                 1.04.11
Refix/replace guards at beating up                               1.04.12
                                                                           Bracken control may be necessary to maintain or restore wildlife value or protect archaeological sites. It can also help maintain and conserve the vegetation mosaics characteristic of
                                                                           upland and heathland landscapes. This supplement supports control of the spread, or removal, of existing stands of bracken where it is desirable to do so. It is paid in addition to the
Bracken control supplement                                       1.04.13   capital payments for bracken control to cover the costs of follow-up management. Care must be taken not to cause areas of bare soil in areas vulnerable to soil erosion. This
                                                                           supplement is mainly intended for use with lowland heathland and upland options, but could also be used where bracken control is necessary on dry grassland, in woodland and on
                                                                           sand dunes. Wherever possible, the primary method of control should be by mechanical means.
Chemical bracken control - area payment                          1.04.14
Sowing of woodland grass seed                                    1.04.15   Species mix and sowing density to be determined by agent/ecological advisor.
1.05 - Vegetation Management                                      1.05
Respacing natural regeneration (to 2m spacing)                   1.05.01   Surveys to be undertaken in Years 1, 2 &3
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm, flail)     1.05.02   Material majority <7cm diameter, cut with a flail-mounted machine
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm,
                                                                 1.05.03   Material majority <7cm diameter, manually cut
manually cut)
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm, flail)     1.05.04   Material majority >7cm diameter, flailed with a mulcher
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm,
                                                                 1.05.05   Material majority >7cm diameter, manually cut and left to decay
manually cut)
Chemical weed control (spot spray 1600-2500 trees/ha)            1.05.06   Assume 2 applications per year in Years 1 to 4.
Compost mulching                                                 1.05.07
Bark mulch                                                       1.05.08
Strip mulch (inc. plastic base layer)                            1.05.09
                                                                           Based on a 2 zone cutting - Cut central zone annually, and alternate outer zones biannually. Ave ride width 5m. NOTE: Path strimming for public access is covered by Option
Ride management (5m width)                                       1.05.09
                                                                           3.08.01.
Ride management (6-10m width)                                    1.05.10   Based on a 3 zone cutting - as Option 1.05.09 above with third zone cut on a 5 year cycle. Average ride width should be 8-10m
Inter-row mowing (1 way)                                         1.05.11
                                                                           Where undertaken, summarise frequency.
Inter-row mowing (2 way)                                         1.05.12
                                                                           This supplement supports the regular management of particularly severe infestations of invasive species, such as rhododendron, Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed and
Supplement for control of invasive plant species (exc. Control             rushes, which are damaging a feature of interest. It is eligible on all habitat management options, except arable. This supplement cannot be used for controlling weeds listed in the
                                                                 1.05.13
of Weeds Act 1959)                                                         Weeds Act 1959, for the control of bracken or gorse (for which there are other specific options), or for complying with the cross-compliance conditions of the Single Payment
                                                                           Scheme. Plants included in the Act are spear thistle, creeeping or field thistle, curled dock, broad leaved dock and common ragwort
Coppicing minor (<20cm DBH) bankside trees                       1.05.14
Coppicing major (>20cm DBH) bankside trees                       1.05.15
Scrub management- base payment                                   1.05.16
Scrub management < 25% of cover                                  1.05.17
Scrub management 25-75% cover                                    1.05.18
Scrub management > 75% cover                                     1.05.19
                                                                           Small fields, their boundaries and their margins are important features of the local landscape, the historic environment and also have wildlife value. Some examples represent the
                                                                           earliest enclosed land used for agriculture, dating back to prehistoric times. Small fields are often proportionately more expensive to manage. For example, the higher ratio of
Supplement for small fields                                      1.05.20
                                                                           headland, reduced yields, increased unproductive fieldwork, and the higher labour cost per unit of land area and per head of stock. Fields of less than 2 ha are eligible for this
                                                                           supplement at the discretion of the NFC.
                                                                           Some sites are very difficult to access or may contain hazards to livestock that require a higher level of management. This supplement aims to compensate for the increased costs
                                                                           of managing particularly difficult sites, where there is a risk of abandonment. Examples may include very steep slopes, cliffs, islands or bogs, as well as grazing sites that are
Supplement for difficult sites                                   1.05.21
                                                                           isolated from the rest of the land. The use of this supplement may be considered on all relevant options, but is at the NFC's discretion. You will be required to justify the need for this
                                                                           supplement (e.g. associated extra costs) in discussion with your agent. This option is not available in addition to Option 1.05.20.
                                                                           This supplement contributes towards the costs of facilitating communal agreements. It is particularly targeted at common land and areas of shared grazing that have two or more
Supplement for group applications                                1.05.22   active graziers. It may also be applied to applications for agreements covering areas under more than one ownership that are to be managed for resource protection, inter-tidal flood
                                                                           management and/or wetland management. It may also be used to facilitate applications in landscapes with extensive archaeological or historic features.
Menu of Definitions - Non-Woodland Habitat Options
2.01 - Labour rates                                      2.01
JCB hire and labour                                     2.01.01
360 excavator (small) and labour                        2.01.02   Based upon the cost of equipment hire plus 1 operator
Dumper (small) and labour                               2.01.03
2.02 - Ground preparation                                2.02
Agricultural plough                                     2.02.01
Scarifying                                              2.02.02   Based on the use of a Doneran type excavator
Chemical Screefing (compete coverage)                   2.02.03
Creation of ditches                                     2.02.04
Creation of gutters                                     2.02.05
Soil bund                                               2.02.06
Culvert                                                 2.02.07
Timber Sluice                                           2.02.08
Brick, stone or concrete sluice                         2.02.09
Silt trap provision                                     2.02.10
Construction of water penning structures                2.02.11
Cross drains under farm tracks                          2.02.12
2.03 - Vegetation management                             2.03
Mechanical Bracken control - base payment               2.03.01
Mechanical bracken control - area payment               2.03.02
Chemical bracken control - area payment                 2.03.03
Chemical weed control (spot spray 1600-2250 trees/ha)   2.03.04   Assume 2 applications per year in Years 1 to 4.
Management of open ground (<7cm, flail)                 2.03.05   Tree/scrub removal - Material majority <7cm diameter, cut with a flail mounted machine
Management of open ground (<7cm, manually cut)          2.03.06   Tree/scrub removal - Material majority <7cm diameter, manually cut
Management of open ground (>7cm, flail)                 2.03.07   Tree/scrub removal - Material majority >7cm diameter, flailed with a mulcher
Management of open ground (>7cm, manually cut)          2.03.08   Tree/scrub removal - Material majority >7cm diameter, manually cut and left to decay
Removal of arisings for conservation                    2.03.09
Scrub management- base payment                          2.03.10   Material majority <7cm diameter, cut with a flail-mounted machine
Scrub management < 25% of cover                         2.03.11   Material majority <7cm diameter, manually cut
Scrub management 25-75% cover                           2.03.12   Material majority >7cm diameter, flailed with a mulcher
Scrub management > 75% cover                            2.03.13   Material majority >7cm diameter, manually cut and left to decay
2.04 - Vegetation management: Livestock                  2.04
Livestock handling facilities                           2.04.01   Repeated mowing of open areas to maintain grass generally below 10cm height.
Cattle grids                                            2.04.02   Removing arisings from ride management / grass cutting for conservation purposes
Water supply                                            2.04.03
Water trough                                            2.04.04
Cattle drinking bay                                     2.04.05
Seasonal livestock removal on grassland with no input             This option supports the removal of livestock at specific times of the year to reduce compaction and run-off. This option is suitable for use on soils that are prone to water logging,
                                                        2.04.06
restriction                                                       compaction or poaching and applies to the whole field. Soil damage on other fields must not result through removing livestock from fields receiving this supplement.
2.05 - Grassland habitats                                2.05
                                                                  This option creates species-rich grassland on former arable land, ley grassland or set-aside. The creation of species-rich grassland is very demanding and will be feasible only in a
                                                                  few situations. Potential for this option will depend on soil type, pH, soil nutrient status (particularly available phosphorus). This option will be targeted at sites close to existing
Creation of species-rich semi-natural grassland         2.05.01   species-rich grassland. Creation of a species-rich grassland will include establishing the sward by natural regeneration or using a seed source or mix recommended by your agent or
                                                                  ecological adviser. The sward will need to be cut or grazed in the first year to encourage the grasses to tiller and to control annual weeds. Once established, management will be the
                                                                  same as for Option 2.05.02.
                                                                  This option maintains grasslands that are already species-rich and in good condition by continuing with the current management. Management includes: grazing and/or cutting for
Maintenance of species-rich semi-natural grassland      2.05.02   hay; no ploughing, re-seeding, or installation of new drainage; no heavy poaching. Other management, including fertiliser and supplementary feeding, will be tailored to each site
                                                                  based on the type of grassland and the farming system.
                                                                  This option restores grasslands that were species-rich in the past, but have suffered from management neglect or have been agriculturally improved. Grasslands that are suitable for
                                                                  this option will still have some diversity of grasses and flowers. Potential for this option will also depend on soil type, pH and soil nutrient status (particularly available phosphorus).
Restoration of species-rich semi-natural grassland      2.05.03
                                                                  This option will be managed as Option 2.05.02, but restoration may include scrub clearance, invasive weed control and/or seed introduction by spreading species-rich green hay from
                                                                  a suitable nearby site.
Creation of semi-improved or rough grassland for target                    This option creates semi-improved or rough grassland on former arable, set-aside or temporary grassland. Fields under this option will be managed as Option 2.05.05, but creation
                                                                 2.05.04
species                                                                    of the grassland will include establishing a grassy sward through natural regeneration or by sowing a seed mix recommended by your agent/ecological adviser.
Maintenance of semi-improved or rough grassland for target                 Options 2.05.05 & 2.05.06 will maintain or restore semi-improved or rough grassland which is known to provide good conditions for target species. These options can also be used to
                                                                 2.05.05
species                                                                    maintain moderately species-rich semi-improved grassland but only where this is a local target, and where the grassland lacks the potential to be restored to species-rich, semi-
Restoration of semi-improved or rough grassland for target                 natural grassland (Option 2.05.03). Management will include grazing and/or cutting for hay. Other management including fertiliser and supplementary feeding will be tailored to each
                                                                 2.05.06
species                                                                    site based on the target species present.
Sowing of wildflower grass seed                                  2.05.07   Species mix and sowing density to be determined by agent/ecological advisor.
                                                                           This option provides additional habitat for invertebrates, birds and small mammals by managing buffer strips in intensive grass leys. These strips of wild flowers and grasses provide
                                                                           nesting habitat and shelter, as well as a food source for a variety of species including farmland birds, bats and insects such as bumblebees and butterflies. The strip may be rotated
Enhanced buffer strips on intensive grassland                    2.05.08
                                                                           within the same field. Management will include sowing and establishing a specified seed mix of wild flowers and grasses. The strip will need to be protected from grazing and will
                                                                           need to be re-established when the cover of wild flowers decreases. Other management such as cutting and fertiliser will be tailored to each site based on the species targeted.

                                                                           This option supports the continuation or re-introduction of haymaking on sites that would normally be managed as pasture, due to the ready availability of livestock and/or the climatic
Supplement for hay making                                        2.05.09
                                                                           difficulty of haymaking. These fields will have high existing environmental value as hay meadows, but are at risk from haymaking being discontinued for economic reasons.

                                                                           Options 2.05.11 & 2.05.14 create wet grassland habitat for either breeding waders in the spring and summer or waders and wildfowl in the winter months. Fields suitable for these
                                                                           options are current arable land, set-aside or temporary grassland. These fields will have been wetter in the past but have since been drained and improved for agriculture. The
Creation of wet grassland for breeding waders
                                                                 2.05.11   potential for this option will depend on both the availability of surface water and the ability to control it. Fields under this option will be managed as Options 2.05.13 or 2.05.16, but
(Spring/Summer)
                                                                           additional management for the creation of the wet grassland habitat includes: establishing a grass sward by natural regeneration or by sowing a seed mix recommended by your
                                                                           agent/ecological adviser; alleviating areas of soil compaction; implementing water level management; restoring the ditch network; and excavating scrapes and ponds.
                                                                           Options 2.05.12 & 2.05.15 provide habitat for waders and wildfowl and/or breeding habitat for wading birds by re-wetting permanent grassland and by managing the grazing to create
                                                                           a mosaic of grass structure. These fields will have been wetter in the past but have since been drained or improved for agriculture. The potential for this option will depend on both
Restoration of wet grassland for breeding waders
                                                                 2.05.12   the availability of surface water and the ability to control it. Fields under this option will be managed as Options 2.05.13 or 2.05.16, but for restoration of wet grassland you may need
(Spring/Summer)
                                                                           to: alleviate any areas of soil compaction (except on archaeological features); implement a water management regime; excavate scrapes and re-profile ditches; and introduce seed
                                                                           by spreading species-rich green hay from a suitable nearby site.
                                                                           This option maintains wet spring and summer grasslands that already support breeding waders. In some instances it may be necessary to change the water management regime to
Maintenance of wet grassland for breeding waders                           continue to attract these birds. Management includes: controlling in-field and ditch water levels in the spring and early summer; maintaining ditches and existing field drainage
                                                                 2.05.13
(Spring/Summer)                                                            systems; creating a varied sward structure by the end of the growing season by grazing and/or taking a late hay cut; restricting the stocking density in the bird nesting season;
                                                                           avoiding heavy poaching (although small areas of bare ground are acceptable); and avoiding disturbance of birds by recreational or nonessential activities.
Creation of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl      2.05.14   See Option 2.05.11
Restoration of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl   2.05.15   See Option 2.05.12
                                                                           This option maintains wet grasslands that already support wintering populations of wildfowl and waders. In some instances it may be necessary to change the water management
Maintenance of wet grassland for wintering waders and                      regime to continue to attract these birds. Management includes: controlling in-field and ditch water levels over the winter months; maintaining ditches and existing field drainage
                                                                 2.05.16
wildfowl                                                                   systems; creating a varied sward structure by the end of the growing season by grazing and/or cutting for hay; no grazing over the winter months; no heavy poaching (although small
                                                                           areas of bare ground are acceptable) and avoiding disturbance of birds by recreational or nonessential activities.
                                                                           This option supports the raising of water levels in ditches and adjacent land, where exceptional management is needed at key periods of the year. This supplement may be used to
Raised water level supplement                                    2.05.17   provide feeding and nesting habitats for wetland birds. In addition, it will enhance the grassland habitat for wetland plants. This supplement can also be used to manage specialised
                                                                           wet grassland communities or to maintain the diversity of fauna and flora in important ditches.
                                                                           This option is designed to allow the inundation of areas of the river floodplain that are currently protected by flood defence banks. Grassland which is made available for additional
Inundation grassland supplement                                  2.05.18   inundation by floodwater can develop as a valuable habitat, complement adjacent habitats and, in appropriate locations, contribute to flood management. The supplement is used in
                                                                           designed washlands subject to prolonged and random flooding.
2.06 - Hedgerows                                                  2.06
Hedgerow planting - i.e. creation of new hedges                  2.06.01
Hedgerow restoration - i.e. laying, coppicing or gapping up of
                                                                 2.06.02
existing hedge
Maintenance of new hedgerows                                     2.06.03
                                                                           This option maintains hedgerows that support target species of farmland birds, insects or mammals, or which make a significant contribution to the local landscape character and/or
Maintenance of existing hedgerows of high environmental                    are historically important boundaries. The option will allow management to be tailored to meet the specific requirements of an identified target species or create a diversity of
                                                                 2.06.04
value                                                                      hedgerow structure across the farm to benefit target species. It may also be used to manage hedgerows in the local style and custom, to strengthen the local historic landscape
                                                                           character. The option will promote the development of a balanced tree population, where this is appropriate to the local landscape.
Hedgerow supplement - Removal of old fence lines including
                                                                 2.06.11
disposal
Hedgerow supplement - Substantial pre-work                       2.06.12   e.g. chainsaw work in preparation for laying.
Hedgerow supplement - Top binding and staking                    2.06.13

2.07 - Parkland & wood pasture                                    2.07
                                                                           This option creates wood pasture on sites that are known to have previously been wood pasture, or on sites adjacent to or linking existing areas of wood pasture. The option can also
                                                                           be used on appropriate sites within the National Forest and Community Woodlands. Planting will not be allowed on archaeological sites, on sites of existing wildlife value or where
Creation of wood pasture                                         2.07.01
                                                                           trees would be detrimental to the landscape. The preferred method of creation will be by careful and flexible grazing management to allow trees and shrubs to develop by natural
                                                                           regeneration. In some cases, it may be necessary to sow a specified grass seed mix or plant additional trees.
Restoration of wood pasture and parkland                         2.07.02   Options 2.07.02 & 2.07.03 maintain or restore the wildlife, historic and landscape character of wood pasture or parkland. Sites that are suitable for restoration will still support a
                                                                           number of ancient trees and/or parkland features. It may be that the sites are not grazed, are managed under arable cropping or have been planted with conifers or other
                                                                    Options 2.07.02 & 2.07.03 maintain or restore the wildlife, historic and landscape character of wood pasture or parkland. Sites that are suitable for restoration will still support a
Maintenance of wood pasture and parkland                  2.07.03   number of ancient trees and/or parkland features. It may be that the sites are not grazed, are managed under arable cropping or have been planted with conifers or other
                                                                    By establishing a grass buffer around the base of the tree, these options protect ancient trees within arable or intensively managed grass fields from damage by livestock, cultivation
                                                                    and other agricultural activities. Management will include: establishing an unfertilised grass buffer of at least 15m radius around the base of each tree; not allowing treatments
Ancient trees in intensively managed grass fields         2.07.04
                                                                    applied to the adjacent land to affect the buffer; protecting trees from damage by livestock including stock rubbing against the trees, bark stripping and soil compaction; retaining all
                                                                    tree limbs, including the lower limbs on the tree; retaining any standing or fallen dead wood.
Standard (<1.0m tall) Parkland Tree/Hedgerow Tree and
                                                          2.07.05
planting
Light Standard (>1m tall) individual tree                 2.07.06
Parkland tree guard post and wire                         2.07.07
Welded steel tree guard                                   2.07.08
2.08 - Orchards                                            2.08
                                                                    This option aims to enhance the historic landscape character by creating small orchards on sites that are known to have been orchard in the past. The option may also be used to
                                                                    increase the area of orchard habitat to support threatened species such as the noble chafer beetle. Suitable sites will normally be less than 1 ha and will either contain remnant trees
                                                                    or tree stations or appear as an orchard on old map records. It is also available for sites that have an ecologist's recommendation. To create an orchard you will need to establish
Creation of new traditional orchards                      2.08.01
                                                                    traditional varieties by planting two year old fruit trees. A one metre diameter circle around the base of all newly planted trees should be kept free of all vegetation for the first three
                                                                    years after planting by mulching, the use of mulch mats, or the careful use of an approved herbicide. Formative pruning will also be required and once grazing is introduced the trees
                                                                    will need to be protected from livestock damage.
                                                                    Aimed at orchards which are not currently managed on a commercial basis, Options 2.08.02 & 2.08.03 maintain or restore traditional orchards and nut plantations of high landscape,
Restoration of traditional orchards                       2.08.02   historical or wildlife value. Orchards suitable for the restoration option are neglected fruit orchards or nut plantations that contain overgrown trees and gaps where trees have died
                                                                    and have been removed or are being lost to scrub. Management will include: maintaining the characteristic tree form (this will vary with the crop, variety, management system and in
                                                                    some cases, region); protecting trees from damage by livestock; retaining and protecting all mature or over-mature standing trees; retaining some standing dead trees and some
Maintenance of existing high value traditional orchards   2.08.03   dead wood on living trees; grazing without the use of fertiliser; rolling or chain harrowing. Restoration may include: restorative pruning; re-introducing annual pruning; a tree planting
                                                                    programme; establishing or re-introducing management of a grass sward and/or scrub control.
Planting fruit trees                                      2.08.11
Orchard tree guard (tube and mesh)                        2.08.12
Orchard tree guard (post and rail)                        2.08.13
Orchard tree pruning                                      2.08.14

2.09 - Heathland habitats                                  2.09
                                                                    This option creates lowland heathland on arable or improved grassland sites that were historically heathland but have been improved for agricultural production. It will usually only be
Creation of lowland heathland from arable or improved               possible to restore heathland on sites that have been in intensive agricultural production for only a few years and on which the soil nutrient status is low. Areas under this option will
                                                          2.09.01
grassland                                                           be managed as under Option 2.09.04, but creating the heathland habitat may include: spreading dwarf shrub cuttings or seed sourced from a local site; excluding livestock over the
                                                                    first winter to allow germination; and grazing from late spring to control competing weeds and grasses.
                                                                    This option creates lowland heathland on worked mineral-extraction (quarry) sites. These sites are likely to have good potential for heathland creation, as they will be very low in
                                                                    nutrients. However, former chalk or limestone quarries are not suitable for this option. Areas under this option will be managed as under Option 2.09.04, but creating the heathland
Creation of lowland heathland on worked mineral sites     2.09.02
                                                                    habitat may also include: preparing the mineral substrate by light surface cultivation; spreading dwarf shrub cuttings or seed sourced from a local site; excluding livestock in the first
                                                                    winter following seeding; and grazing from late spring following seeding.
                                                                    This option restores lowland heathland on sites that have become degraded by scrub, bracken or woodland encroachment. Fragments of heathland vegetation will still be evident.
                                                                    Areas under this option will be managed as under Option 2.09.04, but restoring the heathland may require you to: exclude winter grazing; remove areas of scrub, trees and bracken;
Restoration of heathland from neglected sites             2.09.03
                                                                    burn, or cut and remove, small areas of heathland to restore a varied and balanced age range and structure of dwarf shrubs; and restore the original drainage system to areas of wet
                                                                    heathland and mire.
                                                                    This option maintains the valuable plant communities and associated wildlife of lowland heathland by appropriate active management. Management will require you to: burn, or cut
Maintenance of lowland heathland                          2.09.04   and remove, small patches of heathland each year to sustain a varied and balanced age range and structure of dwarf shrubs; maintain fire breaks; graze to control scrub and
                                                                    grasses; bracken and tree cover. No supplementary feeding is allowed.
2.10 - Ponds, reedbeds and other wetlands                  2.10
Pond creation (First 100 sq m)                            2.10.01
Pond creation (> 100 sq m)                                2.10.02
Pond restoration (First 100 sq m)                         2.10.03
Pond restoration (>100 sq m)                              2.10.04
Maintenance of ponds of high wildlife value (<100 sq m)   2.10.05   Options 2.10.05 & 2.10.06 are targeted at ponds which are of particular value to wildlife, e.g. because they support rare or threatened species or because of the diversity of wildlife
Maintenance of ponds of high wildlife value (>100 sq m)   2.10.06   which is present. Management will be tailored to the individual pond, but will require you to: retain the present pond profile; retain submerged or partially submerged dead wood;
Scrape creation (First 100sq m)                           2.10.07
Scrape creation (> 100sq m)                               2.10.08
Planting of Aquatic Marginals                             2.10.09
                                                                    This option creates new reedbeds on land of existing low conservation interest. It is suitable for use on arable, ley grassland or permanent improved grassland. The site should be
                                                                    flat and have a reliable summer water supply. It will be necessary to maintain up to 30cm depth of water over part of the site in the summer months. Reedbed creation would not be
Creation of reedbeds                                      2.10.11   allowed on archaeological features. Reedbed creation and establishment will be informed by a management plan. This plan will detail the design and construction of the reedbed
                                                                    and will include: creating a variety of land forms with areas of higher ground and areas of shallow open water; excavating ditches, installing bunds and sluices; and establishing
                                                                    reeds. Once established, the reedbed will be managed as under Option 2.10.13.
                                                                 Options 2.10.12 & 2.10.13 maintain or restore reedbeds to provide a valuable habitat for birds, insects and small mammals. Sites suitable for these options should usually be over
Restoration of reedbeds                                2.10.12
                                                                 0.5ha with a good cover of reeds. Management includes: maintaining water control structures in good working order; controlling scrub cover and retaining some open water; cleaning
                                                                 ditches and foot-drains no more than once in every five years; cutting ditch banks in rotation; no fertiliser. You must not use poor quality water to top-up the water levels. Restoration
                                                                 may include: clearing scrub; cutting reeds in the summer; implementing a water management regime; restoring the ditch network. Restoration or installation of water control
Maintenance of reedbeds                                2.10.13
                                                                 structures and restoration of ditches may be funded.

2.11 - Priority species                                 2.11
Bat or bird box                                        2.11.01
Owl Box                                                2.11.02   Example specifications can be obtained from the Barn Owl Trust (http://www.barnowltrust.org.uk/infopage.html?Id=42).
Raptor Posts                                           2.11.03
Adder Hibernaculum                                     2.11.04   To agreed design. Advise to be sought from suitably qualified sources (e.g. local Wildlife Trust)
Bird hide (wooden sleeper construction)                2.11.04
Bird strike marker                                     2.11.05
Badger gate                                            2.11.07   Based on specifications provided in FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing"
Native Black Poplar (additional supply costs)          2.11.08
Supply and planting of Bluebell bulbs                  2.11.09
Otter holt - log construction                          2.11.10
Otter holt - concrete pipe and chamber construction    2.11.11
Small mammal boxes                                     2.11.12   This Option is dependant upon receipt of suitable information from a qualified advisor and/or the relevant County Council.

2.12 - Protection of heritage features                  2.12

                                                                 This option protects sub-surface archaeological features from damage due to cultivation by establishing permanent grassland on arable, set-aside or grass leys through natural
                                                                 regeneration. It is targeted at protecting features at risk of damage through the standard method of grassland establishment which would involve some form of cultivation such as
Arable reversion by natural regeneration               2.12.01   ploughing. This option may also help to protect soils from erosion and reduce diffuse pollution. Management will include: allowing the sward to establish by natural regeneration;
                                                                 managing the sward by grazing or topping during the first year or so to encourage tillering of the grasses. Once established the sward should be managed by grazing or cutting for
                                                                 hay. Any activities that would damage the sward must be avoided.
                                                                 Features of archaeological interest that are protected and preserved in wetlands are vulnerable to drainage and agricultural improvement. This option maintains current high water
                                                                 levels to protect underlying archaeological features from desiccation. The option may also help to protect vulnerable soils from erosion, reduce diffuse pollution and maintain the
Maintaining high water levels to protect archaeology   2.12.02   landscape character of the area. Management includes: maintaining the water levels at no more than 30 cm below the surface at all times of the year; avoiding field operations and
                                                                 stocking when the land is wet as this can cause compaction and damage to sub-surface features; no ploughing, subsurface cultivation, re-seeding, chain harrowing or rolling. The
                                                                 development of reeds, large sedges or scrub should also be prevented.
                                                                 Designed or engineered water bodies such as millponds and formal water features enhance the distinctive historic and landscape character of the area and can provide valuable
                                                                 habitats for wildlife. This option maintains both the designed or engineered water body and the associated features such as dams, retaining walls and sluices. Management will be
Maintenance of designed/engineered water bodies        2.12.03
                                                                 tailored to the individual feature but may include: annual maintenance inspections of masonry, brickwork, pointing or engineering structures; regular maintenance to avoid decay or
                                                                 deterioration of the fabric; use of traditional materials, techniques and craftsmanship.
                                                                 Water meadows were an important component of the distinctive historic and landscape character in parts of southern England. They also provide valuable habitats for wildlife. Water
                                                                 levels in traditionally managed water meadows, including catch meadows, are controlled using sluices and hatches, a process known as floating or drowning the meadow. These
                                                                 options maintain or restore traditional management on water meadows. Management will include floating or drowning the water meadow for an agreed period of time each year.
Maintenance of traditional water meadows               2.12.04
                                                                 Gutters, carriers or channels should be maintained to encourage an even film of water approximately 25 mm deep to flow over the sward. Once the land has dried out, the meadow
                                                                 will be managed by grazing and/or by hay cutting. Particular care must be taken to ensure that field operations and stocking do not damage the soil structure or cause heavy
                                                                 poaching especially when the land is waterlogged.
                                                                 To restore the water meadows you may need to restore water control structures and associated gutters, carriers and other channels. Scrub clearance and coppicing of bank side
Restoration of traditional water meadows               2.12.05
                                                                 trees may also be required.
New stone walls                                        2.12.06
Stone wall restoration                                 2.12.07
Stone wall supplement- stone from holding              2.12.08
Stone wall supplement- stone from quarry               2.12.09
Stone wall supplement- difficult sites                 2.12.10   A 'difficult site' is defined under Option 1.05.21.
Stone wall supplement - top wiring                     2.12.11
Stone faced hedge bank repair                          2.12.12
Stone faced hedge bank restoration                     2.12.13
Earth bank restoration                                 2.12.14
Casting up supplement hedge bank options               2.12.15
Ditch, dyke and rhine restoration                      2.12.16
Historical and archaeological protection               2.12.17
2.13 - Protection of land resources                                 2.13
                                                                             In fields identified as being at high risk, these options stabilise soils and reduce nutrient losses by the establishment and maintenance of either an unfertilised or a nutrient restricted
                                                                             fertilised grass cover. Maintaining a grass cover will help to improve soil structure and water infiltration, reduce run-off and protect against wind erosion. Zero or restricted inputs of
Arable reversion to unfertilised grassland to prevent erosion or
                                                                   2.13.01   nitrogen fertilisers and organic manures will reduce the risk of nitrate leaching. Management will include: ameliorating any areas of soil compaction before sowing and establishing a
runoff
                                                                             specified grass mix (before 1 October); cutting the sward at least twice in the first year to encourage the tillering of grasses and, from the second year onwards, cutting once after mid-
                                                                             July. There should be no overgrazing or poaching and supplementary feeding will be restricted to mineral supplements.
Arable reversion to unfertilised grassland with low fertiliser
                                                                   2.13.02
input to prevent erosion or runoff
                                                                             This option reduces soil compaction and surface run-off on improved grassland by extensive grazing. Extensive grazing will help to improve soil structure, water infiltration and
                                                                             reduce run-off. Restricting inputs of fertiliser and organic manures will reduce nitrate leaching. This option is suitable for use on improved grassland that receives in excess of 200
Preventing erosion or run off from intensively managed                       kg N/ha and where there is evidence of soil erosion or run-off, or where a soil risk assessment indicates that a target feature is under significant threat from erosion or run-off. It may
                                                                   2.13.03
improved grassland                                                           also be used to buffer sensitive habitats if used in combination with HJ8 Nil fertiliser supplement (see below). This option applies to the whole field. Management includes: alleviation
                                                                             of severe soil compaction; application of up to 100 kg/ha per year of total nitrogen from livestock manures or no more than 50 kg/ha per year as inorganic nitrogen fertiliser.
                                                                             Supplementary feeding is restricted to mineral blocks or licks. Other management including grazing and/or mowing regimes will be tailored to site objectives.
                                                                             This supplement supports the management of land under Option 2.13.03 (Preventing erosion or run-off from intensively managed improved grassland) without the use of fertilisers.
Nil fertiliser input                                               2.13.04
                                                                             This will reduce nitrate leaching into ground and surface water. It may be applied to whole fields or part-fields greater than 1 ha.


Menu of Definitions - Access & Recreation Options
3.01 - Access provision                                             3.01
                                                                             In addition to the payments related to the length or area of access provided, as described above, you will also receive an annual base payment to cover the costs associated with
Linear and open access base payment                                3.01.01
                                                                             setting up linear, open or educational access and managing visitors.
                                                                             This option allows the public access to whole fields or other open areas to enjoy a viewpoint, historic feature, riverbank or other feature of interest. It can be located on any land that
                                                                             can be reached by the Public Rights of Way (PRoW) network, permissive paths or other open land. Open access is not as manageable as a footpath and you will need to take care
Permissive open access                                             3.01.02   when siting it adjacent to or on features. Management will include: installing site maps and waymarks; erecting any additional access furniture and maintaining all gates and stiles in
                                                                             a good useable condition; keeping the area safe for users and free from litter; and excluding animals which are known to be, or are likely to be, dangerous from the area (e.g. dairy
                                                                             bulls and aggressive suckler cows or beef bulls). NOTE: If Option 3.01.02 is used, then Option 3.01.03 cannot be used on the same area.
                                                                             This option creates new linear footpaths for the public to walk on and enjoy the countryside. Management includes: maintaining a safe and even grassed surface of at least 2m in
                                                                             width; installing site maps and waymarks; erecting any additional access furniture and maintaining all gates and stiles in a good useable condition; keeping the area safe for users
Permissive footpath access                                         3.01.03
                                                                             and free from litter; and excluding animals which are known to be, or are likely to be, dangerous from land crossed by a permissive path. Option 3.08.1 (below) provides costs for the
                                                                             mangement of permissive paths over and above other cutting regimes. NOTE: This Option cannot be used on areas already covered by Option 3.01.02.
                                                                             Options 3.01.04 & 3.01.05 create new permissive routes for people with restricted or reduced mobility, such as wheelchair users or those with pushchairs. The intended route should
Access for people with reduced mobility                            3.01.04   be across flat or gently sloping ground and there should be parking close to the start of the route. The management will be the same as 3.01.03 but will also require you to: maintain
                                                                             a hard surface 1.2m in width along the route; install access furniture such as gates, benches and perches; and ensure that there are no barriers along the route other than gates.
Upgrading CROW access for people with reduced mobility
                                                                   3.01.05   See Option 3.01.04
(Only on CROW dedicated land)
                                                                             This option provides a new linear route for the public to ride horses or bicycles in the countryside. This option can also be used to provide an alternative safe off-road route.
Permissive bridleway and/or cycle path access                      3.01.06
                                                                             Management will be the same as for Option 3.01.03 (above) but will require that a 3m wide safe and even grassed surface is maintained.
Upgrading CROW access for cyclist/ horses (Only on CROW                      This option provides new permissive paths for horses and/or cyclists across open country designated under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, provided that the land will
                                                                   3.01.07
dedicated land)                                                              not be damaged by such use. Management will be the same as Option 3.01.06 (above).
3.02 - Paths & tracks                                               3.02
Footpath Construction (surfaced, easy site)                        3.02.01   For a dry site. Cut and fill 1.2 m wide, 125mm depth including shallow drain. Cost includes materials and labour.
Footpath Construction (surfaced, difficult site)                   3.02.02   For a wet or steep site or one with heavy use. Dig foundation 2.0m wide metalled to all abilities, standard walls drainage. Cost includes materials and labour.
3.03 - Gates                                                        3.03
Kissing Gate (all ability)                                         3.03.01   Designed for all ability use. Constructed and installed to conform with relevant British Standards
Kissing Gate (pedestrian only)                                     3.03.02   Designed for pedestrian use. Constructed and installed to conform with relevant British Standard
Bridleway gate                                                     3.03.03   Gate with handle allowing easy opening for riders
Dog gate                                                           3.03.04   Access through fence for dogs
Horse gate (bespoke field gate)                                    3.03.05   Field Gate where central section is lowered, allowing horses to step over it for access; light duty spec
Field gate (12ft , 5 bar, metal)                                   3.03.06   British Standard - 12ft 5 bar treated soft wood
Relocation of gates                                                3.03.07
Supply and fit wooden pole barrier                                 3.03.08   Supply and fit the barrier including poles. Includes labour & materials (treated timber)
Supply and fit metal pole barrier                                  3.03.09   Supply and fit the barrier including poles. Includes labour & materials (metal pole and posts)
Motorbike barriers (allow foot and horse access)                   3.03.10   Barriers that enable access on foot but prevents access by motorbike
Stone gate post                                                    3.03.11   The design of the otter holt should be drawn up by a suitably qualified advisor (e.g. the Local Wildlife Trust)
Wooden wings for gates (pair)                                      3.03.12   Various designs can be obtained from organisations such as the RSPB and the Bat Conservation Trust.
Hanging watergate >5m span (see FC Bulletin 102)                   3.03.13   Based on FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing" - for a span of greater than 5m.
Hanging watergate <5m span (see FC Bulletin 102)                   3.03.14   Based on FC Bulletin 102 "Forest Fencing" - for a span of less than 5m.
3.04 - Access furniture                                   3.04
Stile                                                    3.04.01   Timber stile conforming to the relevant British Standard
Stile (with ladder)                                      3.04.02
Stile (Step over stile in a stone wall)                  3.04.03
Stile (Step through stile in stone wall)                 3.04.04
Access gaps (side posts and level surface)               3.04.05   Create ungated access gap with posts at sides and a level threshold surface
Footbridge (Timber on steel beams)                       3.04.06   Timber frame with steel beams - non slip surface. Span greater than 3.5m. Must include handrails.
Footbridge (Wooden)                                      3.04.07
                                                                   Treated softwood - materials & installation. Dimensions - Table: 1750mm x 740mm, height 770mm. Bench: 440mm high, 1750mm long. Note: Should be expected to last at least
Picnic bench with table                                  3.04.08
                                                                   10 years.
Bench with backrest                                      3.04.09   Treated softwood, bolted construction. Dimensions - 440mm high 1750mm long. Cost includes all materials & installation.
Bench (basic)                                            3.04.10   Simple design, treated softwood - materials & installation. Dimensions - 440mm high, 1750mm long.
Waymarkers (softwood with discs)                         3.04.11   Treated softwood post and paint/disk marking
Waymarkers (hardwood with routing)                       3.04.12   3" x 3" square sawn hardwood + routed
3.05 - Car parking                                        3.05

                                                                   Small car park (up to about 10 cars). Excavate to 300mm depth and fill to 150mm with clean hardcore. Surface with minimum 150mm of new hardcore (Type 1) with topping of fines
Small car park                                           3.05.01
                                                                   to bind surface. Each parking bay requires 5m x 3m, plus turning space (1.5 x car length). Can also be used to create stacking areas where a similar specification is required.
Disabled parking bays (bespoke)                          3.05.02   Tarmac, delineated bays and additional signage, in addition to small car park (as in Option 3.05.01)
Cat 1 access track                                       3.05.03   Cat 1a track: Excavate new track to 300mm depth, 3.2m wide, hard surface of hardcore or equivalent suitable for 44 tonnes G.V.W. to include culverts, loading and turning bays.
Intermediate access track                                3.05.04   To cut and form a new 2.5m wide track using imported stone, suitable for access by forwarder or 4WD vehicle.
Road maintenance                                         3.05.05   To repair and maintain a cat 1a track to original standard.
Basic access track                                       3.05.06   Cut and form new track ~2.5m wide, use stone where necessary, to enable access by forwarder of 4WD vehicle.
New culvert                                              3.05.07   To install a new culvert in an existing track, 300mm diameter.
3.06 - Educational access                                 3.06
Educational access - base payment (min. 4 visits/year)   3.06.01
                                                                   This option aims to encourage visits by schools and colleges for curriculum studies at all levels or by a wide range of other interest groups. It provides the opportunity to explain the
                                                                   links between farming, conservation and food production. It is suitable for any farm where the farmer or other person is enthusiastic, willing and able to take groups around and where
Educational access - payment per visit                   3.06.02
                                                                   there is likely to be a demand for such a service. You will be expected to provide evidence of this demand to your RDS adviser during the initial site visit. There is scope for
                                                                   interpretation of sensitive features and this option may be used where other forms of permissive access might not be appropriate.
                                                                   You will need to prepare a Teachers' Information Pack (using a Defra template) where you plan to encourage visits by local schools and also provide information about your farm for
                                                                   inclusion in a Farm Facts Leaflet, which will be produced by Defra. Both documents would be made available to visitors. You will be required to arrange between four and 25 visits
Helping prepare teachers information pack                3.06.03
                                                                   per year and you will be paid for each visit up to the maximum of 25. If you do not achieve four visits, we cannot pay you for this option. You will also be required to undertake a
                                                                   health and safety check and to prepare a risk assessment. You will also agree to the National Forest Company promoting your site on its website (www.nationalforest.org).

3.07 - Interpretation & promotion                         3.07
Interpretation Boards (A1 size on wood frame)            3.07.01   A1 - detailed on coloured plastic in hardwood/treated softwood frame. Should be weather-proof with a lifespan of at least 10 years.
Notice Boards (non wood)                                 3.07.02   Boards without interpretative signs - 600mm x 1200mm x 45mm. Should be weather-proof with a lifespan of at least 10 years.
Leaflets (A4)                                            3.07.03   A4 - printed in a single colour. Cost includes design and printing
Leaflets (A3)                                            3.07.04   A3 - printed in a single colour. Cost includes design and printing
Press Release(s) regarding scheme                        3.07.05
Websute design (Where access provided only)              3.07.06
Arts features                                            3.07.07
Prepare and deliver volunteeer event                     3.07.08
3.08 - Site management for access                         3.08
Path Strimming (3m wide)                                 3.08.01   Path strimming (3m wide) each pass
Grass cutting recreation areas (mowing, <10cm)           3.08.02   Applies to repeated mowing of open areas to maintain grass generally below 10cm height.
Litter picking (car park and/or litter issues)           3.08.03   With Car Park or where there are high litter issues
Litter picking (no car park)                             3.08.04   Without Car Park
Removal of eyesore                                       3.08.05
Manual brashing for access areas                         3.08.06   Manual brashing for access areas
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The National Forest Changing Landscape Scheme                                    Scheme Name:
                                                                                                                         Annual   Number of   Number of
                                        Operation name        Units                  Cost/unit (£)      One off costs                                         Cost       CLS Ref
                                                                                                                        payment     Units       Years
Menu of Standard Costs - Woodland Options
1.01 - Labour rates                                                                                                                                                            1.01
Forest craftsperson                                            £/day            £              150.00                     Y                               £          -      1.01.01
Forestry agent (qualified)                                      £/hr            £               50.00                     Y                               £          -      1.01.02
Agent to mark out/prepare the site                              £/hr            £               50.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.03
Obtaining planning permission                                  each                  on invoices             Y                                            £          -      1.01.04
Tree surgery (2 man team inc chipper)                        per day            £              500.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.05
Tree surgery (2 man team inc chipper)                    large single tree      £              300.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.06
Tree surgery - minor to include minor pollarding               each             £              100.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.07
Tree surgery - major to include major pollarding               each             £              150.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.08
Tree removal (stack pile only)                               per m^3            £               25.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.09
Tree removal (remove/dispose pile)                           per m^3            £               50.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.10
Tractor and chipper/flail                                    per day            £              350.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.11
Tractor/trailer and labour                                      £/hr            £               15.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.12
JCB hire and labour                                             £/hr            £               35.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.13
360 excavator (small) and labour                                £/hr            £               50.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.14
Dumper (small) and labour                                       £/hr            £               25.00        Y                                            £          -      1.01.15
Beat up survey                                                  £/hr            £               50.00                     Y                               £          -      1.01.16
Safety Inspection                                               £/hr            £               50.00                     Y                               £          -      1.01.17
1.02 - Ground preparation                                                                                                                                                      1.02
Agricultural plough                                          hectare            £               50.00        Y                                            £          -      1.02.01
Sub soil                                                     hectare            £               35.00        Y                                            £          -      1.02.02
Power harrow                                                 hectare            £               30.00        Y                                            £          -      1.02.03
Rolling                                                      hectare            £               15.00        Y                                            £          -      1.02.04
Chemical screefing (Spot spraying)                            spot              £                0.08        Y                                            £          -      1.02.05
Scarifying                                                   hectare            £              100.00        Y                                            £          -      1.02.06
Ripping                                                      hectare            £              125.00        Y                                            £          -      1.02.07
Mounding                                                     hectare            £              125.00        Y                                            £          -      1.02.08
Drainage in new planting                                       m                £                2.00        Y                                            £          -      1.02.09
Chemical Screefing (compete coverage)                        hectare            £              150.00        Y                                            £          -      1.02.10
1.03 - Woodland Establishment: Fencing                                                                                                                                         1.03
Amenity Wood Post & 3 rail fence                              metre             £               15.00        Y                                            £          -      1.03.01
Post and Wire (3 strand)                                       m                £                2.00        Y                                            £          -      1.03.02
High tensile fencing                                           m                £                2.25        Y                                            £          -      1.03.03
Rabbit fencing                                                 m                £                5.90        Y                                            £          -      1.03.04
Stock fencing                                                  m                £                4.50        Y                                            £          -      1.03.05
Stock and rabbit fencing                                       m                £                7.20        Y                                            £          -      1.03.06
Deer and rabbit fencing                                        m                £               10.00        Y                                            £          -      1.03.07
Light weight deer fencing                                      m                £                7.15        Y                                            £          -      1.03.08
Heavyweight deer fencing                                       m                £               10.00        Y                                            £          -      1.03.09
Temporary deer fencing (includes reuse)                        m                £                5.20        Y                                            £          -      1.03.10
Deer gate (suitable for vehicles)                             each              £              430.00        Y                                            £          -      1.03.11
Deer hide                                                     each              £              200.00        Y                                            £          -      1.03.12
Deer high seat                                                each              £              400.00        Y                                            £          -      1.03.13
Deer exclusion plot                                           each              £              130.00        Y                                            £          -      1.03.14
Badger gate                                                   each              £               60.00        Y                                            £          -      1.03.15
Fencing supplement - difficult sites                           m                £                2.50        Y                                            £          -      1.03.16
Sheep fencing                                                  m                £                3.85        Y                                            £          -      1.03.17
Permanent electric fencing                                     m                £                2.80        Y                                            £          -      1.03.18




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                                                                                                                                                          Annual   Number of   Number of
                                       Operation name                                       Units                     Cost/unit (£)      One off costs                                         Cost           CLS Ref
                                                                                                                                                         payment     Units       Years
1.04 - Woodland Establishment: Planting                                                                                                                                                                             1.04
Mechanical site marking                                                                    hectare               £               15.00        Y                                            £          -          1.04.01
Supply plants - conifers                                                                   per tree              £                0.20        Y                                            £          -          1.04.02
Supply plants - broadleaves and shrubs                                                     per tree              £                0.40        Y                                            £          -          1.04.03
Planting costs (bare rooted, 40-60cm transplant, labour)                                   per tree              £                0.24        Y                                            £          -          1.04.04
Planting costs (tree as above, 1.2m tube, stake, labour)                                   per tree              £                3.00        Y                                            £          -          1.04.05
Planting costs (tree as above, 0.75m tube, stake, labour)                                  per tree              £                2.50        Y                                            £          -          1.04.06
Planting costs (tree as above, 0.60m tube, stake, labour)                                  per tree              £                2.10        Y                                            £          -          1.04.07
Planting costs (tree as above, 0.60m spiral, cane, labour)                                 per tree              £                1.40        Y                                            £          -          1.04.08
Planting costs (as Option 1.04.04 but mechanical)                                          per tree              £                0.10        Y                                            £          -          1.04.09
Beating Up Conifers (supply, and plant)                                                    per tree              £                0.42                     Y                               £          -          1.04.10
Beating Up Broadleaves (supply, and plant)                                                 per tree              £                0.65                     Y                               £          -          1.04.11
Refix/replace guards at beating up                                                         per tree              £                0.25                     Y                               £          -          1.04.12
Bracken control supplement                                                                   ha                  £               35.00                     Y                               £          -          1.04.13
Chemical bracken control - area payment                                                      ha                  £              250.00                     Y                               £          -          1.04.14
Sowing of woodland grass seed                                                              hectare               £              195.00        Y                                            £          -          1.04.15
1.05 - Vegetation Management                                                                                                                                                                                        1.05
Respacing natural regeneration (to 2m spacing)                                                ha                 £            1,000.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.01
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm, flail)                             net hectare             £              500.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.02
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm, manually cut)                      net hectare             £              800.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.03
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm, flail)                             net hectare             £            1,300.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.04
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm, manually cut)                      net hectare             £            1,800.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.05
Chemical weed control (spot spray 1600-2500 trees/ha)                                        spot                £                0.08                     Y                               £          -          1.05.06
Compost mulching                                                                             spot                £                0.05        Y                                            £          -          1.05.07
Bark mulch                                                                                   spot                £                0.65        Y                                            £          -          1.05.08
Strip mulch (inc. plastic base layer)                                                         m                  £                0.65        Y                                            £          -          1.05.09
Ride management (5m width)                                                                per km/yr              £              250.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.09
Ride management (6-10m width)                                                             per km/yr              £              400.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.10
Inter-row mowing (1 way)                                                           net hectare per occasion      £              185.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.11
Inter-row mowing (2 way)                                                           net hectare per occasion      £              225.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.12
Supplement for control of invasive plant species (exc.Control of Weeds Act 1959)              ha                 £               60.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.13
Coppicing minor (<20cm DBH) bankside trees                                                   each                £               29.00        Y                                            £          -          1.05.14
Coppicing major (>20cm DBH) bankside trees                                                   each                £               50.00        Y                                            £          -          1.05.15
Scrub management - Base payment                                                         on agreement             £               76.00        Y                                            £          -          1.05.16
Scrub management < 25% of cover                                                               ha                 £              350.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.17
Scrub management 25-75% cover                                                                 ha                 £              450.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.18
Scrub management > 75% cover                                                                  ha                 £              600.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.19
Supplement for small fields                                                                   ha                 £               35.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.20
Supplement for difficult sites                                                                ha                 £               50.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.21
Supplement for group applications                                                             ha                 £               10.00                     Y                               £          -          1.05.22
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                                                                                                                                     Annual   Number of   Number of
                                      Operation name                     Units                 Cost/unit (£)        One off costs                                         Cost       CLS Ref
                                                                                                                                    payment     Units       Years
Menu of Standard Costs - Non-Woodland Habitat Options
2.01 - Labour rates                                                                                                                                                                        2.01
JCB hire and labour                                                       £/hr            £                35.00         Y                                            £          -      2.01.01
360 excavator (small) and labour                                          £/hr            £                50.00         Y                                            £          -      2.01.02
Dumper (small) and labour                                                 £/hr            £                25.00         Y                                            £          -      2.01.03
2.02 - Ground preparation                                                                                                                                                                  2.02
Agricultural plough                                                     hectare           £                 50.00        Y                                            £          -      2.02.01
Scarifying                                                              hectare           £                 75.00        Y                                            £          -      2.02.02
Chemical Screefing (compete coverage)                                   hectare           £                150.00        Y                                            £          -      2.02.03
Creation of ditches                                                     per m^2           £                  3.60        Y                                            £          -      2.02.04
Creation of gutters                                                     per m^2           £                  1.90        Y                                            £          -      2.02.05
Soil bund                                                                each             £                149.00        Y                                            £          -      2.02.06
Culvert                                                                  each             £                153.00        Y                                            £          -      2.02.07
Timber Sluice                                                            each             £                315.00        Y                                            £          -      2.02.08
Brick, stone or concrete sluice                                          each             £                960.00        Y                                            £          -      2.02.09
Silt trap provision                                                      each               100% of eligible cost        Y                                            £          -      2.02.10
Construction of water penning structures                                 each               100% of eligible cost        Y                                            £          -      2.02.11
Cross drains under farm tracks                                           each             £                140.00        Y                                            £          -      2.02.12
2.03 - Vegetation management                                                                                                                                                               2.03
Mechanical Bracken control - base payment                             on agreement        £              106.00          Y                                            £          -      2.03.01
Mechanical bracken control - area payment                                    ha           £               48.00                       Y                               £          -      2.03.02
Chemical bracken control - area payment                                      ha           £              112.00                       Y                               £          -      2.03.04
Chemical weed control (spot spray 1600-2500 trees/ha)                      spot           £                0.07                       Y                               £          -      2.03.05
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm, flail)           net hectare        £              250.00                       Y                               £          -      2.03.06
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (<7cm, manually cut)    net hectare        £              500.00                       Y                               £          -      2.03.07
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm, flail)           net hectare        £            1,000.00                       Y                               £          -      2.03.08
Tree/scrub cutting - Management of open ground (>7cm, manually cut)    net hectare        £            1,500.00                       Y                               £          -      2.03.09
Removal of arisings for conservation                                   per linear m       £                0.50                       Y                               £          -      2.03.10
Scrub management - Base payment                                       on agreement        £               76.00          Y                                            £          -      2.03.11
Scrub management < 25% of cover                                              ha           £              350.00                       Y                               £          -      2.03.12
Scrub management 25-75% cover                                                ha           £              450.00                       Y                               £          -      2.03.13
Scrub management > 75% cover                                                 ha           £              600.00                       Y                               £          -      2.03.14
2.04 - Vegetation management: Livestock                                                                                                                                                    2.04
Livestock handling facilities                                              0               100% of eligible cost         Y                                            £          -      2.04.01
Cattle grids                                                              each            £               535.00         Y                                            £          -      2.04.02
Water supply                                                               m              £                 2.00         Y                                            £          -      2.04.03
Water trough                                                              each            £                85.00         Y                                            £          -      2.04.04
Cattle drinking bay                                                       each            £               120.00         Y                                            £          -      2.04.05
Seasonal livestock removal on grassland with no input restriction          ha             £                40.00                      Y                               £          -      2.04.06
2.05 - Grassland habitats                                                                                                                                                                  2.05
Creation of species-rich semi-natural grassland                           ha              £              450.00                       Y                               £          -      2.05.01
Maintenance of species-rich semi-natural grassland                        ha              £              200.00                       Y                               £          -      2.05.02
Restoration of species-rich semi-natural grassland                        ha              £              200.00                       Y                               £          -      2.05.03
Creation of semi-improved or rough grassland for target species           ha              £              210.00                       Y                               £          -      2.05.04
Maintenance of semi-improved or rough grassland for target species        ha              £              130.00                       Y                               £          -      2.05.05
Restoration of semi-improved or rough grassland for target species        ha              £              130.00                       Y                               £          -      2.05.06
Sowing of wildflower grass seed                                         hectare           £              275.00          Y                                            £          -      2.05.07
Enhanced buffer strips on intensive grassland                             ha              £              590.00                       Y                               £          -      2.05.08
Supplement for hay making                                                 ha              £              125.00                       Y                               £          -      2.05.09




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                                                                                                                                             Annual   Number of   Number of
                                        Operation name                              Units                Cost/unit (£)      One off costs                                         Cost       CLS Ref
                                                                                                                                            payment     Units       Years
Creation of wet grassland for breeding waders (Spring/Summer)                        ha              £             500.00                      Y                              £          -      2.05.11
Restoration of wet grassland for breeding waders (Spring/Summer)                     ha              £             335.00                      Y                              £          -      2.05.12
Maintenance of wet grassland for breeding waders (Spring/Summer)                     ha              £             335.00                      Y                              £          -      2.05.13
Creation of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl                          ha              £             400.00                      Y                              £          -      2.05.14
Restoration of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl                       ha              £             255.00                      Y                              £          -      2.05.15
Maintenance of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl                       ha              £             255.00                      Y                              £          -      2.05.16
Raised water level supplement                                                        ha              £              80.00                      Y                              £          -      2.05.17
Inundation grassland supplement                                                      ha              £              85.00                      Y                              £          -      2.05.18
2.06 - Hedgerows                                                                                                                                                                                   2.06
Hedgerow planting - i.e. creation of new hedges                                       m              £               5.00        Y                                            £          -      2.06.01
Hedgerow restoration - i.e. laying, coppicing or gapping up of existing hedge         m              £               7.50        Y                                            £          -      2.06.02
Maintenance of new hedgerows                                                        100m             £              10.00                     Y                               £          -      2.06.03
Maintenance of existing hedgerows of high environmental value                       100m             £              27.00                     Y                               £          -      2.06.04
Hedgerow supplement - Removal of old fence lines including disposal                   m              £               1.00        Y                                            £          -      2.06.11
Hedgerow supplement - Substantial pre-work                                            m              £               2.40        Y                                            £          -      2.06.12
Hedgerow supplement - Top binding and staking                                         m              £               2.40        Y                                            £          -      2.06.13
2.07 - Parkland & wood pasture                                                                                                                                                                     2.07
Creation of wood pasture                                                             ha              £             180.00                     Y                               £          -      2.07.01
Restoration of wood pasture and parkland                                             ha              £             180.00                     Y                               £          -      2.07.02
Maintenance of wood pasture and parkland                                             ha              £             180.00                     Y                               £          -      2.07.03
Ancient trees in intensively managed grass fields                                   tree             £              25.00                     Y                               £          -      2.07.04
Standard (<1.0m tall) Parkland Tree/Hedgerow Tree and planting                      each             £               7.50        Y                                            £          -      2.07.05
Light Standard (>1m tall) individual tree                                           each             £              23.00        Y                                            £          -      2.07.06
Parkland tree guard post and wire                                                   each             £              95.00        Y                                            £          -      2.07.07
Welded steel tree guard                                                             each             £             130.00        Y                                            £          -      2.07.08
2.08 - Orchards                                                                                                                                                                                    2.08
Creation of new traditional orchards                                                 ha              £             190.00                     Y                               £          -      2.08.01
Restoration of traditional orchards                                                  ha              £             250.00                     Y                               £          -      2.08.02
Maintenance of existing high value traditional orchards                              ha              £             250.00                     Y                               £          -      2.08.03
Planting fruit trees                                                                each             £              17.00        Y                                            £          -      2.08.11
Orchard tree guard (tube and mesh)                                                  each             £               3.30        Y                                            £          -      2.08.12
Orchard tree guard (post and rail)                                                  each             £              36.00        Y                                            £          -      2.08.13
Orchard tree pruning                                                                each             £              17.00        Y                                            £          -      2.08.14
2.09 - Heathland habitats                                                                                                                                                                          2.09
Creation of lowland heathland from arable or improved grassland                      ha              £             450.00                     Y                               £          -      2.09.01
Creation of lowland heathland on worked mineral sites                                ha              £             450.00                     Y                               £          -      2.09.02
Restoration of heathland from neglected sites                                        ha              £             200.00                     Y                               £          -      2.09.03
Maintenance of lowland heathland                                                     ha              £             200.00                     Y                               £          -      2.09.04
2.10 - Ponds, reedbeds and other wetlands                                                                                                                                                          2.10
Pond creation (First 100 sq m)                                                     per m^2           £               5.00        Y                                            £          -      2.10.01
Pond creation (> 100 sq m)                                                         per m^2           £               3.00        Y                                            £          -      2.10.02
Pond restoration (First 100 sq m)                                                  per m^2           £               3.50        Y                                            £          -      2.10.03
Pond restoration (>100 sq m)                                                       per m^2           £               1.25        Y                                            £          -      2.10.04
Maintenance of ponds of high wildlife value (<100 sq m)                          each pond           £              90.00                     Y                               £          -      2.10.05
Maintenance of ponds of high wildlife value (>100 sq m)                          each pond           £             180.00                     Y                               £          -      2.10.06
Scrape creation (First 100sq m)                                                    per m^2           £               3.50        Y                                            £          -      2.10.07
Scrape creation (> 100sq m)                                                        per m^2           £               2.75        Y                                            £          -      2.10.08
Planting of Aquatic Marginals                                                   Bulb Pack (50)       £             100.00        Y                                            £          -      2.10.09
Creation of reedbeds                                                                  ha             £             380.00                     Y                               £          -      2.10.11
Restoration of reedbeds                                                               ha             £              60.00                     Y                               £          -      2.10.12
Maintenance of reedbeds                                                               ha             £              60.00                     Y                               £          -      2.10.13




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                                                                                                                                                               Annual   Number of   Number of
                                          Operation name                                             Units               Cost/unit (£)        One off costs                                         Cost           CLS Ref
                                                                                                                                                              payment     Units       Years
2.11 - Priority species                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.11
Bat or bird box                                                                                      each            £               28.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.01
Owl Box                                                                                              each            £               50.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.02
Raptor Posts                                                                                         each            £               20.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.03
Adder Hibernaculum                                                                                   each            £              200.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.04
Bird hide (wooden sleeper construction)                                                              each            £              500.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.04
Bird strike marker                                                                                   each            £                1.50         Y                                            £          -          2.11.05
Badger gate                                                                                          each            £               60.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.07
Native Black Poplar (additional supply costs)                                                        each            £               10.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.08
Supply and planting of Bluebell bulbs                                                               per1000          £              200.00         y                                            £          -          3.12.09
Otter holt - log construction                                                                        each            £              300.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.10
Otter holt - concrete pipe and chamber construction                                                  each            £              500.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.11
Small mammal boxes                                                                                   each            £               15.00         Y                                            £          -          2.11.12
2.12 - Protection of heritage features                                                                                                                                                                                   2.12
Arable reversion by natural regeneration                                                              ha             £               500.00                     Y                               £          -          2.12.01
Maintaining high water levels to protect archaeology                                                  ha             £               240.00                     Y                               £          -          2.12.02
Maintenance of designed/engineered water bodies                                                       ha             £               295.00                     Y                               £          -          2.12.03
Maintenance of traditional water meadows                                                              ha             £               350.00                     Y                               £          -          2.12.04
Restoration of traditional water meadows                                                              ha             £               350.00                     Y                               £          -          2.12.05
New stone walls                                                                                       m              £                52.00        Y                                            £          -          2.12.06
Stone wall restoration                                                                                m              £                16.00        Y                                            £          -          2.12.07
Stone wall supplement- stone from holding                                                             m              £                 6.00        Y                                            £          -          2.12.08
Stone wall supplement- stone from quarry                                                              m              £                30.00        Y                                            £          -          2.12.09
Stone wall supplement- difficult sites                                                                m              £                 7.00        Y                                            £          -          2.12.10
Stone wall supplement - top wiring                                                                    m              £                 1.80        Y                                            £          -          2.12.11
Stone faced hedge bank repair                                                                         m              £                16.00        Y                                            £          -          2.12.12
Stone faced hedge bank restoration                                                                    m              £                34.00        Y                                            £          -          2.12.13
Earth bank restoration                                                                                m              £                 3.00        Y                                            £          -          2.12.14
Casting up supplement hedge bank options                                                              m              £                 1.20        Y                                            £          -          2.12.15
Ditch, dyke and rhine restoration                                                                     m              £                 2.90        Y                                            £          -          2.12.16
Historical and archaeological protection                                                             each             100% of eligible cost                     Y                               £          -          2.12.17
2.13 - Protection of land resources                                                                                                                                                                                      2.13
Arable reversion to unfertilised grassland to prevent erosion or runoff                               ha             £              280.00                      Y                               £          -          2.13.01
Arable reversion to unfertilised grassland with low fertiliser input to prevent erosion or runoff     ha             £              210.00                      Y                               £          -          2.13.02
Preventing erosion or run off from intensively managed improved grassland                             ha             £              280.00                      Y                               £          -          2.13.03
Nil fertiliser input                                                                                  ha             £               55.00                      Y                               £          -          2.13.04
Non-Woodland Habitats Sub-Total                                                                                                                                                                 £              -




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                                                                                                                                                 Annual   Number of   Number of
                                     Operation name                                     Units                Cost/unit (£)      One off costs                                         Cost       CLS Ref
                                                                                                                                                payment     Units       Years
Menu of Standard Costs - Access & Signage Options
3.01 - Access provision                                                                                                                                                                                3.01
Linear and open access base payment                                                    agmt/year         £             350.00                     Y                               £          -      3.01.01
Permissive open access                                                                    ha             £              41.00                     Y                               £          -      3.01.02
Permissive footpath access                                                               100m            £              45.00                     Y                               £          -      3.01.03
Access for people with reduced mobility                                                  100m            £             100.00                     Y                               £          -      3.01.04
Upgrading CROW access for people with reduced mobility (Only on CROW dedicated land)     100m            £             105.00                     Y                               £          -      3.01.05
Permissive bridleway and/or cycle path access                                            100m            £              90.00                     Y                               £          -      3.01.06
Upgrading CROW access for cyclist/ horses (Only on CROW dedicated land)                  100m            £              90.00                     Y                               £          -      3.01.07
3.02 - Paths & tracks                                                                                                                                                                                  3.02
Footpath Construction (surfaced, easy site)                                             metre            £              30.00        Y                                            £          -      3.02.01
Footpath Construction (surfaced, difficult site)                                        metre            £              35.00        Y                                            £          -      3.02.02
3.03 - Gates                                                                                                                                                                                           3.03
Kissing Gate (all ability)                                                               each            £             380.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.01
Kissing Gate (pedestrian only)                                                           each            £             300.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.02
Bridleway gate                                                                           each            £             350.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.03
Dog gate                                                                                 each            £              65.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.04
Horse gate (bespoke field gate)                                                          each            £             400.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.05
Field gate (12ft , 5 bar, metal)                                                         each            £             290.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.06
Relocation of gates                                                                      each            £             135.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.07
Supply and fit wooden pole barrier                                                       each            £             190.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.08
Supply and fit metal pole barrier                                                        each            £             400.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.09
Motorbike barriers (allow foot and horse access)                                         each            £             350.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.10
Stone gate post                                                                          each            £              96.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.11
Wooden wings for gates (pair)                                                            each            £              70.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.12
Hanging watergate >5m span (see FC Bulletin 102)                                         each            £             350.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.13
Hanging watergate <5m span (see FC Bulletin 102)                                         each            £             200.00        Y                                            £          -      3.03.14
3.04 - Access furniture                                                                                                                                                                                3.04
Stile                                                                                   each             £             125.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.01
Stile (with ladder)                                                                     each             £             125.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.02
Stile (Step over stile in a stone wall)                                                 each             £             115.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.03
Stile (Step through stile in stone wall)                                                each             £              85.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.04
Access gaps (side posts and level surface)                                              each             £              45.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.05
Footbridge (Timber on steel beams)                                                      metre            £             750.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.06
Footbridge (Wooden)                                                                     each             £             315.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.07
Picnic bench with table                                                                 each             £             330.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.08
Bench with backrest                                                                     each             £             275.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.09
Bench (basic)                                                                           each             £             165.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.10
Waymarkers (softwood with discs)                                                        each             £              30.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.11
Waymarkers (hardwood with routing)                                                      each             £              60.00        Y                                            £          -      3.04.12
3.05 - Car parking & forest roading                                                                                                                                                                    3.05
Small car park                                                                          sq m             £              20.00        Y                                            £          -      3.05.01
Disabled parking bays (bespoke)                                                         each             £             220.00        Y                                            £          -      3.05.02
Cat 1 access track                                                                      metre            £              60.00        Y                                            £          -      3.05.03
Intermediate access track                                                               metre            £              30.00        Y                                            £          -      3.05.04
Road maintenance                                                                        metre            £               1.00        Y                                            £          -      3.05.05
Basic access track                                                                      metre            £              15.00        Y                                            £          -      3.05.06
New culvert                                                                             metre            £              34.00        Y                                            £          -      3.05.07
3.06 - Educational access                                                                                                                                                                              3.06
Educational access - base payment (min. 4 visits/year)                                   agmt            £             500.00                     Y                               £          -      3.06.01
Educational access - payment per visit                                                 each visit        £             100.00        Y                                            £          -      3.06.02
Helping prepare teachers information pack                                                each            £             490.00        Y                                            £          -      3.06.03
3.07 - Interpretation & promotion                                                                                                                                                                      3.07
Interpretation Boards (A1 size on wood frame)                                            each            £           1,200.00        Y                                            £          -      3.07.01
Notice Boards (non wood)                                                                 each            £             350.00        Y                                            £          -      3.07.02
Leaflets (A4)                                                                           per500           £             500.00        Y                                            £          -      3.07.03
Leaflets (A3)                                                                           per500           £             700.00        Y                                            £          -      3.07.04
Press Release(s) regarding scheme                                                        £/hr            £              45.00                     Y                               £          -      3.07.05




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                                                                                                                      Annual   Number of   Number of
                                      Operation name       Units                Cost/unit (£)        One off costs                                         Cost           CLS Ref
                                                                                                                     payment     Units       Years
Website design (Where access provided only)                each             £              250.00                       Y                              £          -          3.07.06
Arts features                                              each             100% of eligible costs        Y                                            £          -          3.07.07
Prepare and deliver volunteeer event                       event            £              500.00         Y                                            £          -          3.07.08
3.08 - Site management for access                                                                                                                                               3.08
Path Strimming (3m wide)                                    metre           £                0.23                      Y                               £          -          3.08.01
Grass cutting recreation areas (mowing, <10cm)         hectare/season       £              550.00                      Y                               £          -          3.08.02
Litter picking (car park and/or litter issues)             season           £              700.00                      Y                               £          -          3.08.03
Litter picking (no car park)                               season           £              300.00                      Y                               £          -          3.08.04
Removal of eyesore                                          each            £              120.00         Y                                            £          -          3.08.05
Manual brashing for access areas                          hectare           £              350.00         Y                                            £          -          3.08.06
Access & Recreation Sub-Total                                                                                                                          £              -

Total Cost of Scheme                                                                                                                                   £                       -




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NFC cost
reference



   1
   2
  20
  374
   3
   4
  330
  331
  332
  333
   5
   9
   6
   7
   8
  30
  81

   10
   11
   12
   13
   14
   15
   16
   17
   18
   19

  87
  316
  319
  38
  35
  36
  41
  39
  50
  40
  42
  104
  105
  49
  46
  318
  37
  317




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NFC cost
reference

  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  32
  33
  34
  256
  360
  91

  31
  51
  52
  53
  54
  55
  56
  57
  58
  59
  60
  93
  94
  255
  328
  329
  353
  354
  355
  356
  257
  258
  259




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reference



    6
    7
    8

  10
  15
  19
  334
  335
  336
  337
  338
  339
  342
  343
  371

  357
  358
  359
  360
  51
  52
  53
  54
  63
  353
  354
  355
  356

  352
  349
  350
  351
  348
  218

  222
  220
  221
  231
  229
  230
  92
  232
  233




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reference
   227
   225
   223
   228
   226
   224
   234
   235

  301
  300
  202
  201
  302
  303
  304

  206
  205
  204
  203
  320
  321
  322
  323

  209
  208
  207
  324
  325
  326
  327

  248
  249
  247
  246

  344
  345
  346
  347
  250
  251
  340
  341
  103
  254
  253
  252




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NFC cost
reference

  368
  97
  96
  98
  101
  369
  46
  99
  93
  365
  367
  370

  210
  211
  212
  213
  214
  305
  306
  307
  308
  309
  310
  311
  312
  313
  314
  315
  373

  215
  216
  217
  219




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reference



  243
  236
  237
  238
  239
  240
  241

   64
   65

  67
  68
  88
  70
  89
  45
  372
  47
  48
  90
  362
  364
  43
  44

  69
  375
  376
  377
  66
  80
  378
  77
  78
  79
  71
  72

   85
   86




  244
  242
  379

  73
  74
  75
  76
  100




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