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Fence removal

The fence should be completely dismantled and all materials should be removed from the site for re-use, recycling or disposal in a suitable landfill site, one recognised by the local authority.

The 'Fence removal' standard cost capital item is not available to fund the removal of an old fence, just to allow erection of a new stock fence along the same fence-line. We can only approve the 'fence removal' capital item where the applicant has provided clear justification that it is necessary in order to deliver the desired priority outcome and public benefit.

Appropriate use of the 'Fence removal' standard cost capital item would include: removal of a deer or stock fence to reduce risk of bird collision where the linked Option is delivering benefit to Black grouse, and removal of a fence to give stock access to an area where grazing is to be reintroduced under the linked Option grazing regime.