The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (Wales) Order 2014

Nº documento:2014 No. 41 (W. 3)
Fecha Entrada en Vigor:Coming into force on the 14/02/2014

Welsh Statutory Instruments

Landlord And Tenant, Wales


15 January 2014

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

16 January 2014

Coming into force

14 February 2014

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 4 of Schedule 6 to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986(1) and now vested in them(2) , make the following Order.

Title, commencement, application and interpretation

  1. (1) The title of this Order is The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (Wales) Order 2014 , it applies in relation to Wales, and comes into force on 4 February 2014.

    (2) In this Order—

    “Council Regulation 73/2009” (“Rheoliad y Cyngor 73/2009”) means Council Regulation (EC) No. 73/2009 establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers, and amending and repealing certain Regulations(3);

    “designated maps” (“mapiau dynodedig”) means the two volumes of maps numbered 1 and 2 each volume being marked “Volume of maps of less favoured farming areas in Wales” and with the number of the volume dated 20 May 1999 and signed by the Secretary of State for Wales and deposited at the offices of the Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3 NQ;

    “disadvantaged land” (“tir dan anfantais”) (except in the expression “severely disadvantaged land”) means any area of land shown coloured blue on the designated maps;

    “eligible hectare” (“hectar cymwys”) has the same meaning as in Article 34(2) of Council Regulation 73/2009;

    “less favoured area” (“ardal lai ffafriol”) means land that is disadvantaged or severely disadvantaged;

    “severely disadvantaged land” (“tir dan anfantais ddifrifol”) means the area of land shown coloured pink on the designated maps.

    Assessment of productive capacity of land

  2. (1) Paragraphs (2) and (3) have effect for the purpose of the assessment of the productive capacity of a unit of agricultural land situated in Wales, in order to determine whether that unit is a commercial unit of agricultural land within the meaning of paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 6 to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.

    (2) Where the land in question is capable, when farmed under competent management, of being used to produce any livestock, farm arable crop, outdoor horticultural crop or fruit as is mentioned in any of the entries 1 to 3 in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order, then—

    (a) the unit of production prescribed in relation to that use of the...

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