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The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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5.—(1) Eligible land comprises the number of hectares of forage area in a less favoured area with—

(a)a less favoured area support grazing category attributed to it by the Scottish Ministers prior to 1st January 2007; and

(b)one of the land use codes specified in column 2 of Schedule 2 corresponding to the entry in column 1 of Schedule 2 relating to the use of the land,

as declared by the applicant in a single application in respect of the Scheme Year to which payment relates.

(2) Eligible land includes land in respect of which the applicant has a right of use pursuant to a short term let, seasonal grazing or common grazing or other such arrangement.

(3) If an application for less favoured area support relates to land situated outwith the dairy ring fence area and all or part of that land was used for dairy activity in the Scheme Year 2009 or in the first year of application, where the applicant did not submit a single application or claim less favoured area support in or prior to 2009, the Scottish Ministers shall determine the area of ineligible land attributable to dairy activity.

(4) The ineligible area referred to in paragraph (3) shall be deducted from the eligible area identified in accordance with paragraph (1).

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