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The Common Agricultural Policy (Direct Payments etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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17.—(1) For the purposes of the first sub-paragraph of Article 45(1) of the Direct Payments Regulation, areas of permanent grassland are designated as environmentally sensitive where those areas are located in a site of special scientific interest as mentioned in the list published by the Scottish Ministers F1 and these areas have not been ploughed or converted within a period of 15 calendar years ending on 31st December 2014.

(2) In this regulation, “site of special scientific interest” has the meaning given by section 58 (interpretation) of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 F2.

F1The list of selected sites of special scientific interest is published at https://www.ruralpayments.org/publicsite/futures/.

F31972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46) (“the 1998 Act”), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3) (which was amended by section 27(4) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51) (“the 2006 Act”)). Section 2(2) was also amended by section 27(1)(a) of the 2006 Act and by the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7) (“the 2008 Act”), section 3(3) and Schedule, Part 1. The functions conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2), insofar as within devolved competence, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the 1998 Act. Paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by section 28 of the 2006 Act and was amended by the 2008 Act, Schedule, Part 1.

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