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Farmers encouraged to apply for agricultural dispensation ahead of harvest

NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters to apply to Police Scotland for an agricultural dispensation for wide vehicle movements ahead of harvest starting.


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The scheme, agreed with Police Scotland following extensive discussions in 2015, means that NFU Scotland members with wide vehicles can apply for the dispensation to avoid having to notify police for each individual movement.

 

Police notification is required if a vehicle, or implement, is over 3m in width and/or projects more than 4m, for example a plough, and is travelling more than five miles, or travelling on any road with a speed limit of less than 40mph.

 

Farmers or contractors wanting to use this scheme can obtain an application form from Police Scotland or members can get it from NFU Scotland by calling 0131 472 4000. The completed form should be emailed to: OSDAbormalLoadsScotland@scotland.pnn.police.uk.

 

On receipt of this form, if deemed appropriate for a dispensation then Police Scotland will issue a dispensation letter. This will cover a full year and mean individual notifications are not required unless the width on the original application form is exceeded, according to NFU Scotland.

 

Members wishing to make a one-off movement with a wide vehicle can apply to Police Scotland for a one-off movement, providing at least 48 hours’ notice of the intended movement.


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