Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (215)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

215. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a response will issue to correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27391/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

An application for the Young Farmer's Capital Investment Scheme of TAMS II was received on 25 April 2018. The application was partially rejected as full Planning Permission was not submitted with the application. Following a request, the case was reviewed on 18 July 2018 and the original decision was upheld. The entire application was subsequently rejected in November 2018.

An appeal was subsequently lodged with the Agricultural Appeals Office who upheld the original decision.

The applicant is no longer eligible for the Young Farmer's Capital Investment Scheme. However, should the applicant wish to reapply with the full grant of Planning Permission in place, it is open to them to submit an application under the Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme of TAMS II, full details of which are available on the Department website. This measure attracts a 40% grant rate.