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Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Sperrins) Designation (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Amendments to the Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Sperrins) Designation Order (Northern Ireland) 1994

3.  In Article 2 (Interpretation)—

(a)for the definition of “the Commission Regulation” there shall be substituted—

“the Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 746/96(1) laying down detailed rules for the application of the Council Regulation, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 435/97”;(2);

(b)after the definition of “scrubland” there shall be inserted—

“species rich dry grassland” means grassland (including maritime grassland) which occurs on moderately well drained soils and on which the sward is comprised of crested dogstail, red fescue or bent grasses and flowering plants such as meadow vetchling, common bird’s foot trefoil and yellow rattle and less than 20% of the sward is comprised of ryegrass;

“species rich wet grassland” means grassland which occurs on poorly drained soils and on which the sward is comprised of Yorkshire fog, sweet vernal, bent grasses, rush species or sedges and flowering plants adapted to living in wet soils, such as ragged robin, meadow sweet, lesser spearwort, marsh marigold and water mint and less than 20% of the sward is comprised of ryegrass;.

(1)

O.J. No. 402, 25.4.96, p. 19

(2)

O.J. No. L67, 7.3.97, p. 2

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