Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (480)

Paul Kehoe

Ceist:

480. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an Area of Natural Conservation 2019 appeal by persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11669/19]

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 persons named in relation to the townlands of Ballykelsh, Ballysampson, Shilmaine and Ballycorboys Big in County Wexford. On foot of this notification, my Department has provided further information in relation to the data underpinning the status of these townlands to the persons named so that they can base any appeal to the independent Appeals Committee on full information.

Question No. 481 answered with Question No. 475.