Natural England and CWaC (Chester West and Chester) are seeking landowners who might be interested in creating or restoring ponds and habitats on their land.
Successful applications will receive funding of up to £2,700 per pond to cover the full costs of pond creation/restoration and include support and advice from the Council's Total Environment Team.
Ponds represent a rich wildlife habitat which support many important freshwater plant and animal species.
The scheme in Cheshire West and Chester not only provides enormous benefits for people and wildlife as a one-off conservation payment made by developers, but also ensures ponds are created, restored, maintained and monitored for 25 years in the areas that need them the most.
This benefits the great crested newt and other wildlife including dragonflies, insects and birds whilst enabling developers and local authorities to deliver on their investment and home-building ambitions.
Farmers and landowners are invited to apply for funding to create new pond habitats.
CLICK HERE for further information.
Our Farmer Network has previously undertaken a workshop regarding ponds and entitled 'Pearls in the Landscape' CLICK HERE.