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Winter Cleansing

The Board carries out cleansing (also refered to as de-silting, mudding or dredging) of selected watercourses during the winter every year in order to remove sediment that has built up. This is essential to maintain the capacity of the watercourses and provide effective drainage to the required standard.

Further information about Cleansing/Dredging can be found in the ADA publication: Dredging: the views and experiences of Internal Drainage Boards.

Planned/Completed Cleansing Works 2016-17


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Compensation

Crop Loss

The Board will only pay crop loss compensation to the ratepayer if a field is cropped at the time the work is carried out and the work causes damage to the crop or coverage of the crop with arisings from the works. There is a twelve month cut off date for claiming compensation following any such crop damage.

The crop loss compensation rate for Winter Cleansing 2016/17 is £1,310 per hectare (for all crops).

Land Loss

The Board will pay land loss compensation to the landowner for widths lost greater than 500mm. The compensation forms will be posted in the first instance to the ratepayer; if they are not the landowner the ratepayer must immediately inform the Board and forward the documentation to the landowner. There is a twelve month cut off date for claiming compensation following any such land loss.

The land loss compensation rates for 2016/17 are shown in the table below:

Average Rentable Value

(£/acre)

Multiplier

Compensation Rate

(£/acre)

Compensation Rate

(£/hectare)

85

125

£10,625

£26,254

80

125

£10,000

£24,710

75

125

£9,375

£23,165

70

125

£8,750

£21,621

65

125

£8,125

£20,077

60

125

£7,500

£18,532

55

125

£6,875

£16,988

50

125

£6,250

£15,444

45

125

£5,625

£13,899