Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Questions (756)

Michael Collins

Question:

756. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications for approval under the ash reconstitution and underplanting scheme that have been received in each of the three forest service districts covering County Cork; the number of these applications that have been approved in each district; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47887/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

To date, my Department has received 34 applications for the Reconstitution and Underplanting Scheme (RUS – Ash dieback) for Co. Cork, ten of which have been approved. The remaining applications are either assigned to my Department’s Archaeology or Ecology Units or are awaiting responses to follow-up queries with the applicant. None are currently assigned to a Forestry District Inspector and it is not possible to give a breakdown of the applications within the three districts in Co. Cork.