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Environmentally Sensitive Areas Designation Order (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Article 4(3) and (4)

SCHEDULE 4Additional matters in respect of which the Department may make payments

Column 1Column 2
MatterMaximum Payment Rate

1.  In relation to semi-natural grassland—

(a)management of species rich hay meadows;

£150 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of species rich grassland;

£110 per hectare per annum.

(c)management of species rich acid grassland of 10 hectares or less;

£70 per hectare per annum.

(d)management of species rich acid grassland of over 10 hectares up to and including 50 hectares;

£35 per hectare per annum.

(e)management of species rich acid grassland of over 50 hectares.

£20 per hectare per annum.

2.  In relation to wetlands—

(a)management of lowland wet grassland, fen, swamp, carr and reed beds;

£110 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of lowland wet grassland to enhance numbers of breeding waders.

£150 per hectare per annum.

3.  In relation to upland breeding wader sites—

(a)management of upland breeding wader sites where there is a restricted grazing period;

£75 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of upland breeding wader sites where there is a closed grazing period.

£105 per hectare per annum.

4.  In relation to moorland—

(a)management of heather moorland of 100 hectares or less;

£50 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of heather moorland over 100 hectares up to and including 200 hectares;

£25 per hectare per annum.

(c)management of heather moorland over 200 hectares;

£10 per hectare per annum.

(d)management of rough moorland grazing of 20 hectares or less;

£20 per hectare per annum.

(e)management of rough moorland grazing over 20 hectares up to and including 100 hectares;

£10 per hectare per annum.

(f)management of rough moorland grazing of more than 100 hectares;

£5 per hectare per annum.

(g)reduction of number of suckler cows on heather moorland;

£250 per suckler cow removed per annum.

(h)reduction of number of ewes on heather moorland.

£30 per ewe removed per annum.

5.  In relation to lowland raised bogs—

(a)management of lowland raised bog of 100 hectares or less;

£50 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of lowland raised bog of over 100 up to and including 200 hectares;

£25 per hectare per annum.

(c)management of lowland raised bog over 200 hectares.

£10 per hectare per annum.

6.  In relation to broadleaved farm woodland and farm scrub—

(a)management of broadleaved farm woodland;

£95 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of farm scrub.

£30 per hectare per annum.

7.  In relation to coastal farmland—

management of coastal farmland.£80 per hectare per annum.

8.  In relation to archaeological features—

management of archaeological features.£80 per 0.25 hectare or part thereof per annum up to 1.5 hectares and £20 per 0.25 hectare or part thereof per annum thereafter.

9.  In relation to parkland—

management of parkland.£50 per hectare per annum.

10.  In relation to inter-drumlin loughs—

(a)management of improved land riparian to inter-drumlin loughs (including inflowing watercourses);

£45 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of unimproved land riparian to inter-drumlin loughs (including inflowing watercourses);

£40 per hectare per annum.

(c)management of buffer strips of improved land adjacent to inter- drumlin loughs;

£385 per hectare per annum.

(d)management of buffer strips of unimproved land adjacent to inter-drumlin loughs.

£345 per hectare per annum.

11.  In relation to chough feeding sites—

(a)management of unimproved land;

£55 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of improved land;

£55 per hectare per annum.

(c)retention of winter stubble.

£50 per hectare per annum.

12.  In relation to arable lands managed for wildlife—

(a)retention of winter stubble;

£50 per hectare per annum.

(b)conversion of improved land to spring cereals or oil-seed rape;

£90 per hectare per annum.

(c)establishment of wild bird cover crop on improved land;

£500 per hectare per annum.

(d)establishment of wild bird cover crop on arable land;

£490 per hectare per annum.

(e)creation of a rough grass field margin;

£515 per hectare per annum.

(f)establishment of a conservation crop margin.

£100 per hectare per annum.

13.  In relation to winter feeding sites for migratory swans and geese—

(a)management of improved land for winter feeding of migratory swans and geese of 5 hectares or less;

£110 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of improved land for winter feeding of migratory swans and geese over 5 hectares and up to and including 25 hectares;

£55 per hectare per annum.

(c)management of improved land for winter feeding of migratory swans and geese over 25 hectares;

£25 per hectare per annum

(d)management of arable land for winter feeding of migratory swans and geese of 5 hectares or less;

£195 per hectare per annum

(e)management of arable land for winter feeding of migratory swans and geese over 5 hectares and up to and including 25 hectares;

£95 per hectare per annum

(f)management of arable land for winter feeding of migratory swans and geese over 25 hectares.

£45 per hectare per annum

14.  In relation to lapwing breeding sites—

(a)management of improved land for lapwing breeding;

£160 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of unimproved land for lapwing breeding.

£130 per hectare per annum.

15.  In relation to traditional orchards—

(a)restoration of traditional orchards eligible for restoration;

£260 per hectare per annum.

(b)recreation of traditional orchards eligible for recreation.

£380 per hectare per annum.

16.  In relation to buffer strips adjacent to an Area of Special Scientific Interest, National Nature Reserve, Natura 2000 site, watercourse, lake or woodland—

(a)management of a buffer strip on improved land;

£385 per hectare per annum.

(b)management of a buffer strip on unimproved land.

£345 per hectare per annum.

17.  In relation to heather regeneration—

(a)burning of heather;

£60 per hectare per annum.

(b)flailing of heather.

£45 per hectare per annum.

18.  In relation to bracken—

(a)control of bracken by tractor spraying;

£140 per hectare per annum.

(b)control of bracken by knapsack spraying.

£220 per hectare per annum.

19.  In relation to rhododendron— control of rhododendron.

£390 per hectare per annum.

20.  In relation to scrub— control of scrub.

£95 per hectare per annum.

21.  In relation to restoration of field boundaries—

(a)restoring 5 metres per hectare per year;

£40 per hectare per annum.

(b)restoring 10 metres per hectare per year.

£80 per hectare per annum.

22.  In relation to provision of native trees—

provision of native trees for areas less than 0.2 hectares.£750 per hectare per annum.

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