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The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and application

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Applications for payment of less favoured area support

  5. 4.Eligibility for payment of less favoured area support

  6. 5.Payment of less favoured area support

  7. 6.Eligible land

  8. 7.Transfer of a holding

  9. 8.Amount of less favoured area support

  10. 9.Determination of Payable Area

  11. 10.Stocking density outwith maximum and minimum parameters

  12. 11.Enterprise mix

  13. 12.Rate of Payment of Less Favoured Area Support

  14. 13.Transitional payments

  15. 14.Minimum Payments

  16. 15.Powers of authorised persons

  17. 16.Assistance to authorised persons

  18. 17.Withholding or recovery of less favoured area support

  19. 18.Rate of interest

  20. 19.Cross-border holdings

  21. 20.Offences

  22. 21.Penalties

  23. 22.Time limit for prosecutions

  24. 23.Offences by bodies corporate

  25. 24.Appeal against decision to withhold or recover payment of less favoured area support

  26. 25.Appeal against decision as to eligibility of holding

  27. 26.Review

  28. 27.Amendment of the Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

  29. 28.Revocation and savings provisions

  30. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      LIVESTOCK UNITS AND STOCKING DENSITY

      1. PART I CALCULATION OF LIVESTOCK UNITS (“LU”)

      2. PART II CALCULATION OF STOCKING DENSITY

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      USUAL GOOD FARMING PRACTICES

      1. PART I ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION

        1. 1.Water pollution

        2. 2.The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil...

        3. 3.The Groundwater Regulations 1998.

        4. 4.Air pollution

        5. 5.The Hill Farming Act 1946.

        6. 6.Fertilisers and Pesticides

        7. 7.Part III of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985...

        8. 8.The Plant Protection Products Regulations 1995.

        9. 9.Designated sites

        10. 10.The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

        11. 11.The Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations 1994.

        12. 12.The Ancient Monuments (Class Consents) (Scotland) Order 1996.

        13. 13.Forestry Management

      2. PART II VERIFIABLE STANDARDS

        1. 1.Any farmer who constructs a new silage or storage facility...

        2. 2.Where it is proposed to dispose of sheep dip on...

        3. 3.Trimming of hedgerows must not be carried out between 1st...

        4. 4.Removal or destruction of any hedges, stone walls or other...

        5. 5.Any farmer who intends to undertake any operation which is...

        6. 6.Livestock shall be managed in such a way as to...

        7. 7.Unsuitable supplementary feeding methods shall be avoided.

        8. 8.Undergrazing shall be avoided.

        9. 9.In paragraph 8, “Undergrazing” has the meaning of not using...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      GRAZING CATEGORY: HECTARE VALUES

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      ENTERPRISE MIX

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      RATES OF PAYMENT FOR LESS FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      FRAGILITY CATEGORIES

      1. FRAGILITY MARKERS FOR PARISH CODE NUMBERS

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      AGENCY AND CROSS BORDER HOLDINGS

      1. 1.Agency arrangements

      2. 2.The Scottish Ministers may also agree to exercise functions on...

      3. 3.Any such arrangement shall be in writing and be signed...

      4. 4.Set off

      5. 5.Calculation of payments in respect of cross border holdings

      6. 6.Whether the eligible agricultural activity undertaken on the eligible land...

      7. 7.For cross-border holdings where the applicant has submitted a declaration...

      8. 8.Applicants in respect of cross border holdings are required to...

      9. 9.All conditions applying to applicants in respect of holdings lying...

  31. Explanatory Note

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