Miles of hedgerows planted and cost associated: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Information requested

1. How many miles of hedgerow have been (a) reinstated or (b) planted through agri-environment climate schemes such as Agri-environment climate scheme (AECS).

3. How much has this costed in total since the scheme or schemes started?

4. How much is it estimated to cost in the period 2021-2024?


1. To date, contracts have been issued to reinstate 31 miles of hedgerows and to plant 309 miles of hedgerows through the Agri-environment climate scheme (AECS).

2. The total commitment value to reinstate and plant hedgerows through AECS is £11,623,536.

3. The value of this activity in the period 2021-2024 is currently estimated to cost £1,829,881.

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