Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (343)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

343. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied) regarding an afforestation licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53611/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

An application for the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme for the reference number provided, was submitted by the registered forester and acknowledged in July, 2019.   Afforestation licence approval issued to the applicant and their registered forester in September. 

The licence has been appealed to the Forestry Appeals Committee, which is independent of my Department.  The licence is currently suspended pending the outcome of the appeal.