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The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Radnor) Designation Order 1993

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Article 6(4)

SCHEDULE 2ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS — I

1.  As regards any land which is the subject of an agreement and which is wetland:

(1) the farmer shall, within six months of the commencement of the agreement, agree in writing with the Secretary of State—

(a)a programme of management of the wetland, and

(b)a timescale to implement that programme of management;

(2) the farmer shall, within fifteen months of the commencement of the agreement, commence work on the programme of management of the wetland agreed with the Secretary of State;

(3) the farmer shall not undertake any maintenance work of existing drainage systems.

2.  As regards any land which is the subject of an agreement and which is broadleaved woodland

(1) the farmer shall exclude livestock;

(2) the farmer shall, within six months of the commencement of the agreement, obtain from a person or body designated by the Secretary of State written advice on the management of the broadleaved woodland;

(3) the farmer shall, within nine months of the commencement of the agreement, agree in writing with the Secretary of State—

(a)a programme of management to regenerate the broadleaved woodland, and

(b)a timescale to implement that programme of management;

(4) the farmer shall, within fifteen months of the commencement of the agreement, commence work on the programme of management to regenerate the broadleaved woodland agreed with the Secretary of State.

3.  As regards any land which is the subject of an agreement and which is hay meadow

(1) the farmer shall not cut for hay or silage before 15th July in any year;

(2) the farmer shall take at least one cut for hay or silage after 14th July in any year and shall graze the aftermath of each cut;

(3) the farmer shall exclude livestock for at least seven weeks before the first cut for hay or silage in any year.

4.  As regards any semi-natural rough grazings which are the subject of an agreement and where heather forms at least 25 per cent but not more than 50 per cent of the vegetation cover

(1) the farmer shall graze with cattle or sheep at an average annual stocking rate not exceeding 0.15 livestock units per hectare;

(2) the farmer shall, between 1st September in any year and 31st March in the following year, graze with cattle or sheep at an average annual stocking rate not exceeding 0.10 livestock units per hectare.

5.  As regards any arable land which is the subject of an agreement and which is suitable for the creation of conservation headlands

(1) the farmer shall not apply fungicides or insecticides, except between 31st August in any year and 1st January in the following year;

(2) the farmer shall apply herbicides to the land only as agreed in advance with the Secretary of State except that this requirement shall not apply when applying herbicides to that part of the land which comprises a strip of land one metre wide and which adjoins a cropped area.

6.  As regards any land which is the subject of an agreement and which is suitable for reversion to semi-natural rough grazings, the farmer shall observe the requirements of paragraph 2 of Schedule 1, other than sub-paragraphs (2) and (6) of that paragraph, and paragraph 4 of this Schedule.

7.  As regards any land which is the subject of an agreement and which is suitable for reversion to hay meadow, the farmer shall observe the requirements of paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 and paragraph 3 of this Schedule.

8.  As regards any land which is the subject of an agreement and which is suitable for reversion to wetland, the farmer shall observe the requirements of paragraph 2 of Schedule 1, other than sub-paragraphs (2) and (6) of that paragraph, and paragraph 1 of this Schedule.

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