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Countryside Management Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Regulations 3(4)(b) and 7(1)

SCHEDULE 3Management Activities (Priority Habitats)

Column (1)Column (2)
ActivityMaximum 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£5 per hectare per annum. grazing of more than 100 hectares;

£5 per hectare per annum.

(g)reduction of number of suckler cow 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 bog—

(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.

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