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The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Central Borders) Designation (Amendment) Order 1996

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Amendment of the principal Order

3.  In article 7 of the principal Order (payments for additional agricultural operations) for the words “Such payments” to the end there shall be substituted–

  • Such payments shall be at a rate to be determined by the Secretary of State–


    in the case of an agreement entered into on or after 15th August 1996, up to a maximum rate for each 5 year conservation plan of £37,500 for specially identified wetlands and £25,000 for other operations; and


    in the case of an agreement entered into before that date–


    for the year of the 5 year conservation plan included in such agreement which commenced but which had not ended before that date, up to a maximum rate of £135 per annum for each hectare of land to which the agreement relates, or at the rate of £5,000 per annum per individual farm business, whichever is the lower; and


    for the whole years or remaining whole years of such 5 year conservation plan, up to a maximum rate calculated by multiplying £7,500 for specially identified wetlands and £5,000 for other operations by the number of those whole years or remaining whole years..

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