WN9: Brick, stone or concrete sluice

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the brick, stone or concrete sluice item.

From:
Rural Payments Agency and Natural England
Published
2 April 2015
Last updated
10 March 2017 — See all updates
Grant type:
Capital item
Land use:
Grassland, Priority habitats, Uplands
Tiers or standalone items:
Higher Tier
Funding (per unit per year):
More than £500
Contents
How much will be paid
Where to use this item
How this item will benefit the environment
Requirements
Keeping records
Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this item
Further information
How much will be paid
£2480 per sluice

Where to use this item
Available for Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier

Only in combination with one of the following management options:

  • WT6 – Management of reedbed
  • WT7 – Creation of reedbed
  • WT8 – Management of fen
  • WT9 – Creation of fen
  • GS7 – Restoration towards species-rich grassland
  • GS8 – Creation of species-rich grassland
  • GS9 – Management of wet grassland for breeding waders
  • GS10 – Management of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl
  • GS11 – Creation of wet grassland for breeding waders
  • GS12 – Creation of wet grassland for wintering waders and wildfowl
  • GS13 – Management of grassland for target features
  • GS14 – Creation of grassland for target features
  • HS7 – Management of historic water meadows through traditional irrigation
  • How this item will benefit the environment
  • It aims to provide a robust and substantial structure for water level control to support raised water levels for habitat restoration or creation.

Requirements
agree a specification for the works with Natural England
complete the works as set out in the approved specification and within the agreed timescale
Keeping records
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:

any consents or permissions connected with the work
receipted invoices, or bank statements where a receipted invoice is unavailable
photographs of site before works start
item specification, if required
Please see the record keeping and inspection requirements as set out in the Higher Tier manual for more detail.

Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them with the claim:

photographs of the completed work
Before applying for this item applicants should contact the Environment Agency for any advice or consent and obtain any other relevant consents, for example from the Internal Drainage Board or Historic England. You do not need to provide this with your application, but you will need to submit any consents with your payment claim.

The detailed requirements for this item will be tailored to the Higher Tier site. Higher Tier applicants should discuss and agree these requirements with their adviser.

Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this item
The following section gives advice on carrying out this item successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this item.

Applications for consent will need to be supported by fully dimensioned drawings and the specification.

If the sluice replaces an existing one, materials and construction should reflect the original. Otherwise, choice of materials and construction should reflect similar features in the local area.

Further information
Read more information about Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.

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