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Countryside Management Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Regulations 3(4)(d) and 7(1), (3) and (4)

SCHEDULE 5Capital Activities

Column (1)Column (2)
ActivityMaximum Payment Rate

1.  Hedgerow restoration—


£2.50 per metre


£1.20 per metre


£4.20 per metre

(d)inter planting.

£2.25 per metre

2.  Field boundaries—

(a)restoration of drystone wall;

£6 per square metre (single) run
£10 per square metre (double skinned) run

(b)restoration of sod banks;

£5.70 per metre

(c)erection of 3 step stone stile;

£15.92 per stile

(d)erection of a free standing timber ladder.

£33.92 per metre

3.  Tree planting/management—

(a)tree/shrub planting;

£0.40 per plant

(b)installation of tree guard and stake;

£0.80 per tree guard and stake

(c)installation of spiral rabbit guard;

£0.20 per guard

(d)planting standard parkland trees;

£12.00 per tree

(e)tree surgery;

60% of cost approved by the Department


60% of cost approved by the Department

4.  Orchards—

(a)restorative pruning;

60% of cost approved by the Department

(b)purchase of fruit trees.

80% of cost approved by the Department

5.  Items to enhance wildlife value—

(a)installation of nest boxes;

£5.00 per box (Small)
£6.50 per box (Large)

(b)installation of bat boxes;

£5.00 per box

(c)installation of red squirrel feeders;

£50.00 per feeder

6.  Structures/work to raise water levels.

80% of cost approved by the Department

7.  Creation of scrapes.

£1.25 per square metre surface area (to maximum of 100m2)

8.  Restoration of farm ponds.

60% of cost approved by the Department

9.  Provision of alternative watering sites—

(a)installation of trough;

£40.00 per trough

(b)installation of up to 150 metres of pipeline;

£1.16 per metre

(c)installation of over 150 metres of pipeline.

£0.99 per metre

10.  Restoration of traditional and heritage features—

(a)restoration of traditional farm buildings;

80% of cost approved by the Department

(b)restoration of features of historic interest;

80% of cost approved by the Department

(c)restoration of traditional gates.

£21.00 per metre (wooden)
£45.00 per metre (metal)
£24.00 per metre (composite)

(d)restoration of traditional pillars and posts—

  • rebuilding pillar;

£90.00 per pillar
  • rebuilding pillar cap;

£18.00 per pillar cap
  • repointing pillar cap;

£27.00 per pillar
  • replastering pillar cap;

£27.00 per pillar
  • provision of wooden post;

£11.64 per post
  • provision of stone post.

£60.00 per post

11.  Erection of protective fencing—

(a)3 line strained wire;

£0.87 per metre

(b)additional line wire;

£0.05 per metre

(c)woven wire;

£1.02 per metre

(d)woven wire (heavy pattern);

£1.47 per metre

(e)proofing for rabbits and hares;

£0.81 per metre

(f)timber stiles—

(i)single step;

£10.32 per stile

(ii)double step;

£16.02 per stile

(iii)vertical stile;

£25.92 per stile

(g)protection for planting parkland trees

£39.00 (1.8m square) per guard
£60.00 (3.6m triangular) per guard
£80.00 (3.6m square) per guard

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