Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (472)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

472. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the redesignation of land; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7938/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Further to the completion of the review of eligible lands under the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme, which was required by EU regulation, my Department wrote to all impacted farmers advising of the status of their lands under the 2019 ANC scheme. These letters included a form to instigate an appeal. The appeals form is also available on www.agriculture.gov.ie. For any farmer who wishes to appeal the status of a particular townland under the 2019 ANC scheme, an independently chaired appeals process is available.

My Department has received a notification of appeal from the person named in relation to the relevant townland. On foot of this notification, my Department has provided further information in relation to the data underpinning the status of this townland to the person named so that he can base any appeal to the independent Appeals Committee on full information.