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Forestry Development

Woodland Improvement:
  • Improve the overall quality of the total forest estate by encouraging the improvement of neglected and low quality broadleaf and coniferous woodland.
  • Promote economic and social development through the provision of amenity and urban woodland.
  • Facilitate the planned recreational forestry developments.

The grant rate under this scheme is the cost of the work, subject to the following maximum rates per hectare:

  • Improvement of degraded or neglected woodland - 2,000 for Broadleafs and 1,000 for conifers.
  • The development of amenity and urban woodland - up to 3,000.
  • The provision of facilities and infrastructure in planned recreational forests - up to 1,000.

This scheme is designed to provide encouragement to farmers and others for the re-establishment of plantations damaged by fire, wind-blow, disease or other natural causes such as frost.

The grant rate is the cost of the work carried out subject to a maximum grant of £1,300/ha for conifers and £2,400/ha for broadleafs paid in two instalments. The ratio of conifers to broadleafs is 90% to 10%.

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