Devon field boundaries: restoration standards for agri-environment schemes (TIN039)

Fencing


Fencing should be completed in accordance with Defra specifications. If these are not included in your agreement they can be obtained from your local adviser. However, in addition please note the following:

  • New fences should not be installed on archaeological sites or historic features without consultation with the Local Authority Archaeologist and/or English Heritage.
  • Fencing must not restrict access routes or interfere with open landscapes.
  • New fences to be erected on Common Land, and on the Common side of boundaries bordering a Common will need special approval from the Secretary of State (Contact Defra's Common Land Branch for more details).
  • Post and wire fencing may be used in conjunction with rabbit netting to provide support for the netting, to protect a newly restored hedge.
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