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

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Amendment to Table A in Schedule 3

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56.  In Table A in Schedule 3 (standard payment rates for capital items)—

(a)for the entry relating to “Manual eradication of rhododendron” substitute—

Manual eradication of rhododendron:

Light infestation/easy access

(Bushes < 1.5 metres and flat site < 15 degrees)

£4,500 per hectare of infested land

Medium infestation/access

(Bushes > 1.5 metres and flat site < 15 degrees;

bushes < 1.5 metres and slight slope > 15 degrees; or

bushes > 1.5 metres and slight slope > 15 degrees)

£6,100 per hectare of infested land
Difficult access£9,500 per hectare of infested land
(Bushes < 1.5 metres and steep slope > 30 degrees; or
bushes > 1.5 metres and steep slope > 30 degrees)

(b)for the entry relating to “Mechanised (and/or chemical eradication of rhododendron” substitute—

Mechanised eradication of rhododendron:

Light infestation/easy access

£1,800 per hectare of infested land
Medium infestation/access£2,400 per hectare of infested land
Difficult access£2,900 per hectare of infested land
Chemical eradication of rhododendron by foliar or stem injection£1,500 per hectare of infested land

(c)in column 1 (capital item) for “Heather restoration (in black grouse core areas)” substitute “Heather management (in black grouse and/ or capercaille core areas)”; and

(d)at the end of the table insert the following entry—

Vole guard/small tree protector£0.23 per vole guard/small tree protector

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