Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Questions (1090)

Thomas Pringle


1090. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the grants available for outer farm building that are used for residential proposes on active farmland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11860/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

There are no grants available in my Department for outer farm buildings that are used for residential purposes.

There are grants available for the restoration and preservation of traditional farm buildings which are used for agricultural purposes, and structures such as historic yard surfaces, walls, gates and gate pillars under the GLAS Traditional Farm Building Scheme which will open in March 2021 for new applications.

The scheme is open to applicants who participate in the GLAS Scheme and it is jointly funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine under the transitional arrangements for Ireland’s 2014 - 2020 Rural Development Programme.

The grant available can range between €4,000 and €25,000 and it can cover up to 75% of the cost of the works which is subject to a maximum ceiling.