Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) Handbook 2013 (NE349)

Options for Uplands ELS

UB Options for boundary features in the uplands

These options are available for boundary features above, or that form the boundary of, the Moorland Line.


UB4 Stone-faced hedgebank management on both sides on or above the Moorland Line 24 points per 100 m
UB5 Stone-faced hedgebank management on one side on or above the Moorland Line 12 points per 100 m

Where there is hedge growth on top of the bank, you may also apply for one of the options EB1, EB2, EB3 or EB14 where they meet the necessary criteria.

For these options, you must comply with the following:

  • Protect stone-faced banks from deterioration and repair gaps where these occur during the course of the agreement.
  • Prevent damage to stone-faced gateways and to banks by machinery or by stock climbing. Where stock have damaged such features, prevent further damage by making the features stock-proof.
  • Do not remove any in situ stone from banks.
  • All repair and maintenance work must be carried out in the traditional materials used in the original hedgebank construction, following the style characteristic to the local landscape.
  • Do not cast up ditch dredging or spoil over stone-faced banks.
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