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Annex 1 of The Analysis of Responses to The Second Consultation on The Scottish Rural Development Programme (2014-2020)

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ISBN9781784125240
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 11, 2014

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Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services
Scottish Government

ISSN 0950 2254
ISBN 978 1 78412 524 0 (web only publication)
DPPAS 30970

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Contents

1 Introduction

2 Budget and Delivery Partnerships
Question 1 - How would you rate your satisfaction with the budget as a whole?
Question 2 - Are you broadly satisfied with the new application and assessment process for land based investments outlined in section 5?

3 Support for Farmers Operating in Less Favoured Areas
Question 3 - Should support for farmers operating in constrained areas be continued through the SRDP?

4 Support for New Entrants
Question 4 - How would you rate your satisfaction with the proposals for the New Entrants Scheme?

5 Crofting and Small Farm Support
Question 5 - Should a scheme be expanded to provide capital support to small farmers?
Question 6 - Is a 3 to 50 hectare range appropriate for defining a small land holding?
Question 7 - Do you agree with the proposal for grants of £500 to be available to assist the establishment of Grazings Committees?
Question 8 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for the Crofters and Smallholders Scheme?

6 Agri-environment Climate Scheme
Question 9 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposal for the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme?

7 Forestry Grant Scheme
Question 10 - It is proposed to support forestry under six main areas as outlined below. Please identify whether you agree with these broad areas.
Question 11 - We propose nine woodland creation options with support through standard costs. Please identify whether you think these options should be included (Yes) or excluded (No).
Question 12 - Are there any other woodland types that should be supported?
Question 13 - Should the Central Scotland Green Network be allowed an 'Additional Cost Contribution'?
Question 14 - What is your preferred option for Income Foregone (IF) in SRDP 2014 - 2020?
Question 15 - It is proposed to support woodland creation through other means. Do you agree with the range of 'other support' for woodland creation?
Question 16 - Should Agroforestry be funded through the SRDP 2014-2020?
Question 17 - Should tree health be funded through SRDP 2014-2020?
Question 18 - Do you agree with the range of Woodland Improvement Grants?
Question 19 - We propose to offer support to forest owners, micro-enterprises and SMEs for investments which enhance forestry potential or relate to processing and marketing, or adding value to forest products. Should these areas be supported through the SRDP?
Question 20 - We propose six Sustainable Management of Forest Options. Do you agree with the range of Sustainable Management of Forest grants?
Question 21 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for the Forestry Scheme?

8 Co-operation and Business Support
Question 22 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for co-operation?
Question 23 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for Small Rural Business Support?
Question Q24 - Should the Scottish Government continue to give significant support to the food and drink sector?
Question 25 - Should selection criteria such as those listed below apply to the Food and Drink Scheme?
Question 26 - Should steps be taken to steamline processes for food companies, including a one stop shop for public support?
Question 27 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for Food and Drink support?

9 LEADER Support
Question 28 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for LEADER?

10 Knowledge Exchange and Advisory Services Support
Question 29 - Do you agree with the range of options which are being included in the KTIF scheme?
Question 30 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for KTIF?
Question 31 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for the Advisory Service?

11 Communications and Scottish Rural Network
Question 32 - Do you think the tasks set out below are the most appropriate ways for the Scottish Rural Network (SRN) to add value to the implementation of the SRDP?
Question 33 - Do you agree with the proposal to establish Thematic Working Groups as an approach to supporting the Rural Development Programme priorities?
Question 34 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for the Scottish Rural Network?
Question 35 - How would you rate your broad satisfaction with the proposals for Communicating the new SRDP?

12 Monitoring and Evaluation
Question 36 - Information used to monitor and evaluate the SRDP will be gathered from a mixture of data sources. We would welcome feedback on the approach outlined.
Question 37 - Are there any other data sources which could inform the impact of the programme?
Question 38 - The Scottish Government has identified a number of gaps in the indicator requirements and has set out plans for addressing these gaps. We would welcome feedback on the proposed approach to filling the gaps in the data (including other data sources) required by the European Commission.
Question 39 - Are there any other gaps that you wish to make us aware of?
Question 40 - Are there any other data sources which could help us fill the data gaps?

13 Impact Assessments
Question 41 - We would welcome comments on the Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA)
Question 42 - We would welcome comments on the Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA)