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Standard Cost Capital Items

Standard Cost Capital Items

Only those standard cost capital items specified in the Option guidance can be applied for under each Option.

Capital Item

Standard Cost 1



Badger gate installed in fence-lines across established run

£110 per gate

Building/restoring drystane or flagstone dykes

£17.50 per square metre

Chipping/mulching of trees debris + brash

£500 per hectare

Chemical eradication of rhododendron by foliar or stem injection£1,000 per hectare of infested land.

Conversion of deer fence to stock fence (in black grouse and capercaillie core areas)

£2 per metre

Coppicing of hedge

£4.00 per metre

Creation or restoration of a pond

£3.00 per square metre

Dead wood management

£40 per hectare

Deer fence

£7.25 per metre

Ditch block with plastic piling dams - large

£280 per dam

Ditch block with plastic piling dams - medium

£120 per dam.

Ditch block with plastic piling dams - small

£60 per dam.

Enhancing/modifying a deer fence (in black grouse and capercaillie core areas)

£5 per metre

Enhancing/modifying a stock fence (in black grouse and capercaillie core areas)

£2 per metre

Environmental Audit50% of costs up to a maximum of £200 per plan

Eradication of scrub/woody vegetation: heavy

£1250 per hectare

Eradication of scrub/woody vegetation: intermediate

£850 per hectare

Eradication of scrub/woody vegetation: light

£600 per hectare

Fence removal

£2 per metre

Forest Plan Preparation

£20 per hectare for first 200 hectares, £5 per hectare thereafter with a minimum payment of £400 and a maximum payment of £15,000

Gate a) For stock fence

£100 each

Gate b) For deer fence

£170 each

Heather management (in black grouse and/or capercaillie core areas)

£250 per hectare

Heather track creation for bog management

£1.50/ metre

Installation: water supply to water trough or pasture pump

£3 per metre of pipe laid

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

£350 each

Laying down species-rich grassland

£680 per hectare

Laying of hedge

£8.00 per metre

Manual eradication of rhododendron:

Difficult access

Medium infestation/access

Light infestation/easy access

£9,500 per hectare of infested land

£6,100 per hectare of infested land

£4,500 per hectare of infested land

Mechanised (and/or chemical) eradication of rhododendron:

Difficult access

Medium infestation/access

Light infestation/easy access

£2,900 per hectare of infested land

£2,400 per hectare of infested land

£1,800 per hectare of infested lan

Open range deer management

£3 per hectare of eligible deer range

Peat Dam

£0.26 per metre of moor grip to be blocked with peat dams. Minimum payment £300.

Planting of marram grass into areas threatened with erosion

£8 per square metre

Planting or replanting of hedge

£4.30 per metre

Post + rail fence

£10 per metre

Pre-commercial + non commercial woodland thinning

£150 per hectare

Primary treatment of bracken

£200 per hectare of infested land

Provision of bat or bird box

£15.00 per box

Provision: water trough to replace traditional water points

£195 each

Rabbit proofing - existing or new stock/deer fence

£1.90 per metre

Removal from site of cut shrub/woody vegetation: heavy

£1,450 per hectare

Removal from site of cut shrub/woody vegetation: intermed.

£1,050 per hectare

Removal from site of cut shrub/woody vegetation: light

£500 per hectare

Removal of tree crop to waste 3m - 6m high

£1,100 per hectare

Replace/new sgl trees in Designed Landscape or to enhance

£100 per tree

Respace natural regeneration

£600 per hectare

Sand blow fencing

£10.00 per metre

Scare or temporary fencing

£1.50 per metre

Seedling tree removal

£35 per hectare

Small-scale tree and shrub planting

£2 per tree or shrub

Small-scale woodland thinning

£300 per hectare

Soil analysis (including sampling)

£24.90 per sample

Stile

£55 each

Stock bridge for bog management - large

£620 per bridge

Stock bridge for bog management - small

£170 per bridge

Stock Fence

£4.00 per metre

Underdrain (or culvert) breaking

£20 per drain (or culvert) broken

Upgrade stock to deer fence

£2.75 per metre

Vole guard/small tree protector£0.23 per vole guard/small tree protector

Water trough pump: cattle-operated pasture or nose

£180 per installed pump

Watercourse channel enhancement

£4.00 per linear metre of watercourse

Woodland clearance - felling and extraction

£1375 per hectare

Woodland clearance - felling to waste

£975 per hectare

Woodland deer impact reduction

£30 per hectare for deer control during the first 5 years of a Deer Management Plan



1 - The standard cost, when multiplied by the intervention rate forms the basis of the payment rate. Please see the intervention rates.

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