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The Tir Mynydd (Wales) Regulations 2001

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Categories that qualify for the environmental enhancement

8.  The categories that qualify for the enhancement referred to in regulation 7 above are the following:

(a)that the holding contains a ratio of at least one breeding cow for every 30 ewes in the less favoured area;

(b)that the farm is registered with the United Kingdom Register of Organic Food Standards (a body notified to the European Commission as a designated inspection authority) in relation to land not already the subject of an agreement under either the organic aids scheme or the organic farming scheme;

(c)that the farm has at least two per cent of the less favoured area land (but with a minimum of one hectare) under one or more of arable crops, root crops and field horticultural crops (excluding maize and grass ley) that is not land on which arable aid payments have been claimed;

(d)that the stocking density is no more than 1.2 livestock units per hectare;

(e)if the claimant is exercising grazing rights on a common registered under the Commons Registration Act 1965 (1)in the less favoured area, that the claimant, and all other graziers, at the same time remove all stock from that common land for a period of 3 months within the period September to February inclusive in any twelve month period;

(f)that at least two per cent of the less favoured area of the holding (but with a minimum of one hectare) is deciduous woodland that is fenced and managed so that access for grazing may be permitted that does not otherwise attract common agricultural policy support under the Farm Woodland Premium Scheme;

(g)that the farm is registered under an approved farm assurance scheme for beef or sheep or both that is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.

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