The popular Hedgerows and Boundaries Capital Grant Scheme has also opened for applications again and this year includes a revised Upper Capital Claim Limit of £10,000, a 100% increase on the previous limit. The application deadline remains the 30th April 2018. In the last two years, this has proved to be a popular scheme with Lister Haigh’s clients with many opting to undertake drystone wall restoration work, hedgerow gapping up, hedgerow laying and hedgerow coppicing for the maintenance of field parcel boundaries. This scheme will be open to almost all farmers claiming Basic Payment Scheme on their land with one of the only exclusions being those with a current live Boundary Grant that has not yet been claimed for. Applications are not permitted on specific boundaries entered in to another scheme.
If this scheme may be of interest, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our specialist agricultural team on 01423 860322 who will be able to undertake an appraisal on your behalf as to the likely income, management requirements and any constraints to your holding.