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The Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011

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12.  In Schedule 1 (interpretation of schedules)—

(a)for the definition of “coastal heath” substitute—

“coastal heath” means land bordering the sea and containing heath or species–rich grassland, where salt spray and exposure affect the composition of species and the structure of vegetation;;

(b)in the definition of “fully organic” omit “and the Organic Standards Compendium”;

(c)for the definition of “Less Favoured Area” substitute—

“Less Favoured Area” has the meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010(1);;

(d)for the definition of “Nitrates Action Programme” substitute—

“Nitrates Action Programme” means the action programme set out in the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008(2);;

(e)in the definition of “organic production” omit “as read with any additional provisions as set out in the Organic Standards Compendium”;

(f)omit the definition of “Organic Standards Compendium”;

(g)for the definition of “rural settlement” substitute—

“rural settlement” means a settlement which has a population of less than 3000 according to the Scottish Executive Urban Rural Classifications 2003-2004, 2005-2006 or Scottish Government Urban Rural Classifications 2007-2008 or 2009-2010;;

(h)after the definition of “SEPA” insert—

“serpentine vegetation” means unimproved grassland with serpentine or other ultra-basic rocks, containing species which can tolerate the unusual soils derived from these rocks;;

(i)after the definition of “SPA” insert—

“special interest heath” means land containing heath in an SSSI Site or in a SAC or SPA or on a site which SNH has confirmed to be of particular local importance in accordance with programme guidance;; and

(j)after the definition of “wetland”, insert—

“winter keep” means the production of oats, barley, rye, bere, turnips, kale and hay;.

(1)

S.S.I. 2010/273 as amended by S.S.I. 2011/73.

(2)

S.S.I. 2008/298, as amended by S.S.I. 2008/394 and 2009/447.

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