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The Rural Stewardship Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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PART IVLIMITS (APPLYING TO THE WHOLE IACS BUSINESS)

1.  Conservation management.

The full management payment will be made for areas of in-bye land of up to 100 hectares managed under the scheme prescriptions and in addition for areas of up to 1000 hectares of rough grazings (including moorland). For common grazings, the full management payment for prescriptions will be made on up to 2000 hectares. However, where these limits are exceeded all management payments for prescriptions relating to in bye land, rough grazings (including moorland), or common grazings, as applicable, will be scaled back to 80%.

2.  Stock disposal.

Stock disposal payments may be made on no more than 250 hectares of moorland (each ewe disposed of is deemed to benefit 0.8 hectare of moorland).

3.  Capital items.

Total payments for dyking in any single application will be restricted to 35% of the total cost of the applicant’s approved scheme proposals (excluding stock disposal).

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