On the evening of the 8th October Herefordshire Meadows and Wye Valley National Landscape held an outreach event for local landowners at Goodrich Village Hall.
This event was to promote a new funding opportunity offered by the National Grid’s Landscape Enhancement Initiative fund, for landowners within 3km of the high voltage power lines (see below map of project area).
With the help of Herefordshire Meadows the Wye Valley National Landscape team are putting together a bid to the LEI fund, to undertake a variety of habitat creation and other enhancement works to help mitigate the visual impact of the electricity pylons upon the landscape.
Attendees were given an overview of the funding opportunity, and talked through the potential enhancements that might be covered by the fund, e.g. meadow restoration, tree and hedge planting, orchards, pond creation, etc.
Over complimentary sausage rolls and soup landowners discussed their idea with us and submitted their expression of interest, and arranged for a follow up visit to their property from Herefordshire Meadows advisors.
Its not too late to submit an expression of interest!
If you manage land in the project area contact us now to see if your land would be suitable for inclusion in the project.
Presentation slides available here and other useful info regarding potential enhancement works below:
Agricology – agroforestry and diverse swards.
Marcher Apple Network – Orchand guidance
Woodmeadows with George Peterken