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The Arable Area Payments Regulations 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title, extent and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Production regions

  5. 4.Calculation of projected regional reference amount

  6. 5.Minimum size of cultivate plot

  7. 6.Exchanges of eligible and ineligible land

  8. 7.Derogations from requirement to have farmed for two years land set aside

  9. 8.Derogations from requirement to set land aside in the production region where the related arable land is situated

  10. 9.Requirements in relation to set-aside land

  11. 10.Transfer of the obligation to set aside to another farmer

  12. 11.Requirements in relation to rapeseed

  13. 12.Delivery notifications for non-food raw materials

  14. 13.Keeping and retention of records by a farmer

  15. 14.Keeping and retention of records by a collector and by a processor

  16. 15.Reduction or cancellation of compensatory payments for breach of Schedule 2 and 3

  17. 16.Rate of interest applicable where compensatory payments fall to be returned

  18. 17.Powers of authorised persons

  19. 18.Assistance to authorised persons

  20. 19.Offences and penalties

  21. 20.Revocation of Existing Legislation

  22. Signature

    1. Schedule 1:

      Derogations from requirement to have farmed for two years land set aside

      1. Part I (Derogations in respect of land in England and Wales)

      2. Part II (Derogations in respect of land in Scotland)

    2. Schedule 2:

      Management requirements in relation to set-aside land

      1. A. Management options for set-aside land

        1. 1.Management options for set-aside land

        2. 2.The Grassland Option

        3. 3.The Natural Regeneration Option

        4. 4.The Wild Bird Cover Option

        5. 5.The Field Margins Option

        6. 6.The Penalty Set-Aside/Existing Crop Option

        7. 7.Cutting or destruction of the green cover

        8. 8.Exemptions from the requirement to establish a green cover on set-aside land

        9. 9.Exemptions from the requirement to maintain a green cover on set-aside land

      2. B. General management conditions applying to all set-aside land

        1. 10.Application of conditions to all set-aside land

        2. 11.Restriction on cutting the green cover

        3. 12.Prohibition on sowing and preparation for sowing a crop on the set-aside land and cultivation of the set-aside land

        4. 13.Exemptions from the prohibition on sowing and preparation for sowing a crop on the set-aside land

        5. 14.Conditions regarding the cultivation of the set-aside land

        6. 15.Replacement of the green cover and changing management options

        7. 16.Use of the green cover

        8. 17.Prohibition on the application of fertilisers and waste to the set-aside land

        9. 18.Application of fertiliser, waste and lime to land which is neither guaranteed set-aside land nor environmental transferred set-aside land

        10. 19.Application of fungicides and insecticides to the set-aside land

        11. 20.Application of herbicides to the set-aside land

        12. 21.Retention of features on the set-aside land

      3. C. Special conditions applying to guaranteed set-aside land

        1. 22.Application of conditions to guaranteed set-aside land

        2. 23.Application of fertiliser, waste and lime to guaranteed set-aside land

        3. 24.Permitted agricultural production

      4. D. Exception relating to environmental transferred set-aside land

        1. 25.The application of organic waste and lime

    3. Schedule 3:

      Requirements in relation to land set aside for the provision of specified raw materials

      1. 1.Retention of features on the set-aside land

      2. 2.Application of fertilisers and waste to the set-aside land

      3. 3.Adjustment or annulment of contracts relating to the provision of specified raw materials grown on set-aside land

  23. Explanatory Note

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