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The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Shetland Islands) Designation Amendment Order 2001

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4.—(1) In paragraph 12 of Part I of the Schedule to the principal Order–

(a)in sub-paragraph (b)(v) for the words “measures to restore dykes,stone crus and planticrubs” there shall be substituted the words“measures to restore or create dykes and measures to restore stone crusand planticrubs, in each case”.

(b)after sub-paragraph (b)(viii)(d) there shall be inserted–

(ix)where measures under paragraph (viii) above are included in anagreement and if the crofter or farmer so wishes, the provision by thatperson of an additional area for early and late cover for birds subject asfollows;

(a)grazing is prohibited between 28 February and 30 September except withthe prior written consent of the Scottish Ministers;

(b)grazing at times other than those specified in sub paragraph (ix)(aa)will not exceed 0.3 Livestock Units per hectare except with the priorwritten consent of the Scottish Ministers;

(c)cutting is prohibited except with the prior written consent of theScottish Ministers;

(d)hay and silage are cut in a method that causes minimal damage to youngbirds..

(2) In paragraph 12(b)(iii) of Part II of the Schedule to the principalOrder for the words “measures to restore dykes and stone crus” thereshall be substituted the words “measures to restore or create dykes andmeasures to restore stone crus”.

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