11 June 2021
Work completed on £35,000 Countryside Stewardship project at Chester House Estate
The Chester House Estate near Irchester was awarded £35,000 by Countryside Stewardship to clear scrub land and create access with stunning views across the estate.
At the Chester House Estate we are pleased to be running a Higher Tier Stewardship Scheme. Our programme started back in December 2020 and has now been completed! Our programme included introducing and replacing over 3000m of fencing, clearing large and dense areas of scrub and creating footpaths with both pedestrian and vehicle gates ready for the estate to open later this year.
Gary Akehurst, Chester House Estate Facilities Supervisor who oversaw the delivery of the scheme explained that he is “delighted to have finally completed a challenging but rewarding stewardship scheme, we would like to thank Natural England for their support and guidance throughout. We look forward to opening the gates later this year and continuing the wildlife conservation work with our facility volunteers”.
The main aims of a Natural England Stewardship Scheme:
Pollinators: providing pollen and nectar sources, providing nesting places, and making sure the right resources for wild pollinators are where they are most needed.