Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (453)

Tom Neville


453. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a payment for the areas of natural constraints, ANC will issue to a person (details provided); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20968/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

An application under the 2017 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme was received from the person named on 18 April 2017.

Under 2017 ANC Scheme, all eligible applicants are required to have met a minimum stocking density of 0.15 livestock units per hectare for a retention period of seven consecutive months. Stocking density can be satisfied by cattle, sheep, goats, deer and equines.

Payment has not issued in this case as the holding concerned failed to satisfy the scheme's minimum stocking density requirements. An official from my Department has been in contact with the person named in relation to this position and has advised him of his right to appeal this decision to the Agriculture Appeals Office.