Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (482)

Timmy Dooley


482. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a forestry application (details supplied) in County Clare; when it is likely to be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21614/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

An application for the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme was received in September 2018.  The application has been referred to An Taisce and Clare County Council, as part of the public consultation process.  As archaeological considerations were identified, the application was also referred to the Forestry Archaeological services of my Department.

The applicant was asked to provide further information in March 2019 and while a response was provided, it was insufficient. A further request was made on 9th May, which included a request for information following-up on the Archaeologist’s report.

Once this information is received, a Forestry District Inspector will review the application and will make recommendations.  These recommendations will form the decision on the application which will be notified to the applicant and their registered forester.