Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (147)

Regina Doherty


147. Deputy Regina Doherty asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the difference in planning terms between agricultural activities and horticultural activities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51040/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Section 2 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 provides that “ “agriculture” includes horticulture, fruit growing, seed growing, dairy farming, the breeding and keeping of livestock (including any creature kept for the production of food, wool, skins or fur, or for the purpose of its use in the farming of land), the training of horses and the rearing of bloodstock, the use of land as grazing land, meadow land, osier land, market gardens and nursery grounds, and “agricultural” shall be construed accordingly.”