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The Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011

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Regulation 55(c)

SCHEDULE 2SUBSTITUTION OF TABLE D IN PART 2 OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE PRINCIPAL REGULATIONS

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Table D

Standard Costs for Forestry Operations/Capital Items

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Column 2

Item

Standard Cost

Fell/extract dangerous trees£200 per tree
Manual brashing£0.35 per tree
High pruning£1.30 per tree
Badger gates installed in fence lines which are cutting across an established badger run£110 per gate
Respace natural regeneration£600 per hectare
Early pruning of trees£375 per hectare
High pruning of trees£660 per hectare
Woodland thinning£520 per hectare
Removal of tree crop to waste 3-6 metres high£1,100 per hectare
Woodland clearance - felling of waste£975 per hectare
Woodland clearance - felling and extraction£1375 per hectare
Seedling tree removal£35 per hectare
Chipping/mulching of tree debris and brash£500 per hectare
Restructuring with Caledonian Scots pine£411.64 per hectare
Restructuring with diverse conifers£411.64 per hectare
Restructuring with mixed broadleaves£1,030.14 per hectare
Restructuring with native broadleaves£1,100 per hectare
Restructuring with mixed conifer and broadleaves£595.89 per hectare
Woodland deer impact reduction£30 per hectare for deer control during the first 5 years of a Deer Management Plan
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
Dead wood management£40 per hectare
Stock fence£4 per metre
Enhancing/modifying a stock fence in black grouse and capercaillie core areas£2 per metre
New deer fence£7.25 per metre
Upgrading stock to deer fence£2.75 per metre
Scare or temporary fencing£1.50 per metre
Rabbit proofing – existing or new stock/deer fence£1.90 per metre
Enhancing/modifying a deer fence in black grouse and capercaillie core areas£5 per metre
Conversion of deer fence to stock fence in black grouse and capercaillie core areas£2 per metre
Fence removal£2 per metre
Gate for stock fence£100 each
Gate for deer fence£170 each
Ditch/drain blocking with plastic piling dams: Small ditches (up to 0.5 metres wide and deep)£60 per dam
Ditch/drain blocking with plastic piling dams: Medium ditches (between 0.5 and 1 metre wide and deep)£120 per dam
Ditch/drain blocking with plastic piling dams: Large ditches (between 1 and 2 metres wide and 0.5 and 1 metre deep)£280 per dam
Peat dam£0.26 per metre of drain or furrow blocked with peat dams. Minimum payment £300
Small scale tree and shrub planting (on a site not exceeding 0.25 hectares)£2 per tree or shrub
Provision of bat and bird boxes£15 per box
Primary treatment of bracken£200/hectare of infested land
Eradication of scrub/woody vegetation: Light vegetation£600/hectare
Eradication of scrub/woody vegetation: Intermediate vegetation£850/hectare
Eradication of scrub/woody vegetation: Heavy vegetation£1250/hectare
Removal from site of the cut shrub/woody vegetation: Light vegetation£500/hectare
Removal from site of the cut shrub/woody vegetation: Intermediate vegetation£1050/hectare
Removal from site of the cut shrub/woody vegetation: Heavy vegetation£1450/hectare
Provision of water troughs to replace traditional watering points£195 each
Installation of water supply pipe to water trough or pasture pump£3 per metre of pipe laid
Water trough pump: cattle operated pasture or nose pump£180 per installed pump

Stock bridge for bog management:

Small bridge

Large bridge (for ditch wider than 1.5 metres)

£170 per bridge

£620 per bridge

Heather management (in black grouse and Capercaillie core areas)£250/hectare

Manual eradication of rhododendron:

Light infestation/easy access

Medium infestation/access

Difficult access

£4,500 per hectare of infested land

£6,100 per hectare of infested land

£9,500 per hectare of infested land

Mechanised eradication of rhododendron:

Light infestation/easy access

Medium infestation/access

Difficult access

£1,800 per hectare of infested land

£2,400 per hectare of infested land

£2,900 per hectare of infested land

Chemical eradication of rhododendron by foliar or stem injection£1,500 per hectare of infested land
Self-closing/kissing gate for non-vehicular access£350 each
Stile£55 each
Building/restoring drystane or flagstone dykes£17.50 per square metre

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