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This option is open to applications during the 2014 transitional arrangements and is subject to the forestry “ongoing approval” process.
Please see FCS Briefing Note 9 about Transitional arrangements during 2014.
This Option aims to provide support for the creation of a Forest Plan that sets out the long term management of the woodland over a period of 10-20 years.
This is a Standard Cost Capital grant that will be paid upon approval of a completed Forest Plan.
The grant payment rates for preparing the Plan are shown on the Woodland Improvement Grant page.
To help you prepare the Forest Plan, Forestry Commission Scotland provides Technical Support.
Before your Proposal reaches the "Proposal Commit" stage you must provide:
Once you have received an approved Forest Plan from FCS, then you should submit a capital claim.
You cannot make a claim for an area that exceeds that agreed in your contract. You must claim for the areas as detailed in your Schedule of Works, e.g. you cannot make an interim claim for part of the area shown on a single line of your Schedule of Works
For details of the procedure for submitting claims and the period within which you must do this please see the overview for Standard Cost and Actual cost Capital Payments
We will inspect the completed work to ensure that this meets the agreed Forest Plan and the specification of agreed operations.
The UK Forestry Standard
Deer Commission for Scotland Best Practice Guidance
Joint Agency Fencing Guidance
FCS Guidance 'Management Plans for Semi-Natural Woodlands'
FCS Guidance 'Deer Impact Reduction'
FCS Guidance 'Long Term Forest Planning'
FC Forest Practice Guide ' Restoration of Native Woodland on Ancient Woodland Sites'
FC Forest Practice Guides to the Management of Semi- Natural Woodlands
Species Action Notes for Capercaillie, Black Grouse and Red Squirrel
Habitat management for Black Grouse
Habitat management for Capercaillie
Page updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014