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The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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Regulations 2(1) and 5(3)

SCHEDULE 1MEANING OF DAIRY RING FENCE AREA

“Dairy ring fence area” means—

(a)

the islands of Shetland;

(b)

the islands of Orkney;

(c)

the islands of Islay, Jura, Arran, Bute, Great Cumbrae, Little Cumbrae and the Kintyre Peninsula south of Tarbert;

(d)

the islands of the Outer Hebrides and the Inner Hebrides; and

(e)

the areas of land within Argyll and Bute Council comprising those parts of the parishes of Dunoon and Kilmun and Inverchaolain bounded as follows—

Starting in the North on the shore of Loch Striven at point national grid reference NS/095708; then in an easterly direction along the Ministry of Defence boundary to point national grid reference NS/098708; then in a northerly direction along the Ministry of Defence boundary to point national grid reference NS/097711; then in a north-easterly direction along the Ministry of Defence boundary to point national grid reference NS/098711; then in a northerly direction along the Ministry of Defence boundary to point national grid reference NS/098712; then in a north north‑easterly direction along the Ministry of Defence boundary to point national grid reference NS/099713; then in a north-easterly direction to point national grid reference NS/103714; then in a south-easterly direction to point national grid reference NS/107712; then in a easterly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/111712; then in a southerly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/110708; then in a south-easterly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/112707; then in a south south-easterly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/113704; then in a south-easterly direction to point national grid reference NS/114704; then in a southerly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/114699; then in a south-westerly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/112699; then in a south south‑westerly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/11163 where the forestry fence meets the A815; then in a southerly direction along the A815 to point national grid reference NS/112689; then in a north-easterly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/114690; then in an east south-easterly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/117688; then in a southerly direction along the forestry fence to point national grid reference NS/116685; then in a westerly direction to point national grid reference NS/114685 where the forestry fence meets a track; then in a southerly direction down the track to point national grid reference NS/114683; then in a westerly direction down a burn to point national grid reference NS/112682 where the burn meets the A815; then in a southerly direction down the A815 to point national grid reference NS/111679; then in a westerly direction to point national grid reference NS/110679 at the high water mark; then in a westerly direction for approximately 1200 metres which then turns in a northerly direction all along the shore back to the starting point of national grid reference NS/095708.

Regulation 5(1)

SCHEDULE 2LAND USE CODES ELIGIBLE FOR LESS FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME

LAND USE

LAND USE CODE

Other crops for stock feed (excluding kale, cabbages and fodder beet)OCS
Fodder beetOCS-B
Kale and cabbage for stock feedOCS-K
Grass over 5 yearsPGRS
Rape for stock feedRAST
Rough GrazingRGR
Grass under 5 yearsTGRS
Turnips, swedes for stock feedTSWS
Open woodland (grazed)WDG
Agri-environment areasAGRI

Regulations 8(2), 8(3), 11(2) and 11(3)

SCHEDULE 3GRAZING CATEGORY: HECTARE VALUES

BASE YEAR STOCKING DENSITY (Livestock units (“LU”)/hectare)

GRAZING CATEGORY

HECTARE VALUE

Up to and including 0.19 LU/haA0.167
0.2 to 0.39 LU/haB0.333
0.4 to 0.59 LU/haC0.667
0.6 or more LU/haD0.8

Regulations 9(1), 9(2), 9(3),9(4), 9(8), 10(1) and 10(2)

SCHEDULE 4LIVESTOCK UNITS AND STOCKING DENSITY

PART ICALCULATION OF LIVESTOCK UNITS

For the purposes of part II of this Schedule, the total LFASS Livestock Units is calculated in accordance with the formula—

  • K = A + B + C + D + E + F + G + H + I + J

Where—

  • K is the total LFASS Livestock Units;

  • A is the number of beef cows over 24 months of age multiplied by a factor of 1.0;

  • B is the number of beef cows over 20 months up to and including 24 months of age multiplied by a factor of 0.6;

  • C is the number of breeding ewes and gimmers multiplied by a factor of 0.15;

  • D is the number of breeding female goats multiplied by a factor of 0.15;

  • E is the number of breeding female alpaca multiplied by a factor of 0.3;

  • F is the number of breeding female farmed deer (hinds aged 27 months and over) multiplied by a factor of 0.3;

  • G is the number of breeding female farmed deer (over 6 months but less than 27 months of age) multiplied by a factor of 0.2;

  • H is the number of breeding female llamas multiplied by a factor of 0.3;

  • I is, in the case of an applicant who maintains a dairy herd in the dairy ring fence area, the number of dairy cows over 24 months of age multiplied by a factor of 1.0;

  • J is, in the case of an applicant who maintains a dairy herd in the dairy ring fence area, the number of dairy cows over 20 months and up to and including 24 months of age multiplied by a factor of 0.6.

PART IICALCULATION OF STOCKING DENSITY

The stocking density is calculated in accordance with the formula—

Where—

  • S is the stocking density (to two decimal places);

  • K is the total LFASS Livestock Units calculated in accordance with part I of this Schedule;

  • L is the total number of hectares comprising the historic land area.

Regulations 11(2) and 11(3)

SCHEDULE 5RATES OF PAYMENT FOR LESS FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT

PART IMORE DISADVANTAGED LAND

FRAGILITY CATEGORY

RATE

Scheme 2010 payment, Scheme 2011 payment, Scheme 2012 payment, Scheme 2013 payment

Very Fragile (Islands)£71.35
Fragile (Mainland)£62.10
Standard£37.80

PART IILESS DISADVANTAGED LAND

FRAGILITY CATEGORY

RATE

Scheme 2010 payment, Scheme 2011 payment, Scheme 2012 payment, Scheme 2013 payment

Very Fragile (Islands)£63.00
Fragile (Mainland)£54.51
Standard£32.50

Regulation 11(3)

SCHEDULE 6FRAGILITY CATEGORIES

PARISH CODE NUMBERS

Fragility category - Standard

123456789101112131415161718192021
222324283031323536383940414243444546474849
505152535455565758596061626364656667686970
717273747576777879808182838485868788899091
9293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112
113114115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136176177178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193
194195196197198199200201202203204205206207208209210211212213214
215216217218219220221242243244245246247248249250251252253254255
256257258259260261262263264265266267268269270271272273290291292
293294295296297298299300301302303304305306307308309310311312313
314315316317318319320321322323324325326327328329330331332333334
335336337338339340341342343344345346347348349350351352353354355
356357358359360361362363364365366367368369370371372373374375376
377378379380381382383384385386387388389390391392393394395396397
398399400401402403404405406407408409410411412413414415416417418
419420421422423424425426427428429430431432445449451466467468469
470471472473474475476477478479480481482483484485486487488489490
491492493494495496497498499500501502503504505506507508509510511
512513514515516517518519520521522523524525526527528529530531532
533534535536537538539540541542543544545546547548549550551552553
554555556557558559560561562563564565566567568569570571572573574
575576577578579580581582583584585598600601606609635636637638639
640641642643644645646647648649650651652653654655656657658659660
661662663664665666667668669670671672673674675676677678679680681
682683684685686687688689690691692693694695696697698699700701702
703704705706707708709710711712713714715716717718719720721722723
724725726727728729730731732733734735769770771772773774775776777
778779780781782783784785786787788789790791792793794795796797798
799800801802803804805806807808809810811812813814815816817818819
820821822823824825826827841842843844845846847848849850851853854
855856859860861863864865866868

Fragility category - Fragile

25262729333437137138139140141142143144145146152154155156
157158159160161162163169170171172173174175222223224225226227228
229230231232233234235236237238239240241280281282283284285286287
288289433434435436437438439440441442446447448450452453454455586
587588589590591592593594595596597599602603604605607608736737738
739740741742743744745746747748749750751752757758759760761762763
764765766767768828829830831832833834835836837838839840852857858
862867

Fragility category - Very Fragile

147148149150151153164165166167168274275276277278279443444456457
458459460461462463464465610611612613614615616617618619620621622
623624625626627628629630631632633634753754755756869870871872873
874875876877878879880881882883884885886887888889890891

Regulation 18

SCHEDULE 7AGENCY ARRANGEMENTS AND CROSS BORDER HOLDINGS

Agency arrangements

1.  The Scottish Ministers may, with the agreement of any competent authority, arrange for any of their functions under these Regulations in relation to any claim to be exercised on their behalf by that competent authority.

2.  The Scottish Ministers may also agree to exercise functions on behalf of another competent authority corresponding to those which are exercisable by the Scottish Ministers under these Regulations.

3.  Any such arrangement shall be in writing and be signed by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers and the competent authority and any such arrangement may be subject to such conditions (including conditions as to the costs and charge for costs) as may be agreed from time to time.

Set off

4.  Without prejudice to the amount of any sum payable by the Scottish Ministers to any other competent authority, the amount of any sum payable by the Scottish Ministers, whether as principal or agent, by way of a specified payment may be set off against the amount of any sum recoverable by the Scottish Ministers, whether as principal or agent.

Calculation of payments in respect of cross border holdings

5.  Where any holding in respect of which a claim has been made is a cross border holding, the Scottish Ministers may pay, on such occasions as they consider fit, in respect of the Scheme Year in question to an applicant less favoured area support for actively farming eligible land, providing the applicant has declared the eligible land in a single application which has been treated as a valid application by the competent authority concerned.

6.  Whether the active farming undertaken on the eligible land is an integral part of the management of the whole holding or independently managed, the Scottish Ministers will only pay less favoured area support in respect of the active farming actually undertaken on eligible land defined as a less favoured area for the purposes of these Regulations.

7.  For cross border holdings where the applicant has submitted a declaration of eligible land to another competent authority, the Scottish Ministers will apply the standard rate of payment.

8.  Applicants in respect of cross border holdings are required to supply such information as authorised persons may reasonably require to assess the active farming actually undertaken on eligible land defined as a less favoured area for the purposes of these Regulations.

9.  All conditions applying to applicants in respect of holdings lying wholly within the less favoured areas apply equally to applicants in respect of cross border holdings.

Regulations 10(1), 10(2) and 10(3)

SCHEDULE 8ENTERPRISE MIX

Enterprise mix

Hectare multiplier

If 50% or more of livestock units are cattle1.70
If 10% or more, but less than 50% of livestock units are made of cattle1.35

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