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The temporary changes made in 2017 to the Woodland Creation Planning Grant (WCPG) and Woodland Carbon Fund (WCF) have now been made permanent.  These changes were as follows:

  • the minimum gross size threshold for WCPG and WCF applications was reduced from 30 hectares to 10 hectares (single standalone block, or multiple blocks adjoined by existing woodland); and
  • a second stage payment at year 5 of £1,000 per hectare was added to the WCF offer, along with support (at 40% of actual costs) for forest roads and tracks.

If you would like to find out more information on what grants may be available to you, please contact our experienced Forestry Team on 01536 408840 /

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