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Countryside Stewardship Regulations 2000 (No. 3048 of 2000).

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These Regulations, which are made pursuant to section 98 of the Environment Act 1995, provide for payments to be made to any person who enters an agreement with the Minister requiring him to carry out an activity which is conducive to a specified purpose on land in which he has an interest. The Regulations specify the maximum rates of payments for activities, which are beneficial to the Environment and listed in the Schedules, under an agreement and specify professional fees and charges in connection with an agreement or application therefor (regs. 6(1) and 7(1) and Parts I, II, and III of the Schedule. Exceptionally, the Minister also has power to enter into agreements in terms other than as specified in these Regulations if he considers this to be more conducive to the specified purposes (reg. 3(4)). Agreements for which an application was received after 29th July 1999 are required to comply with the England Rural Development Programme which has been approved by the European Commission, by Commission Decision No. C2000/3003, under Article 44 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1257/1999.
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Entry into force on 5 December 2000.
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