Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (729)

Michael Moynihan

Ceist:

729. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made on the 2019 ANC appeal submitted by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23459/19]

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 was also available on www.agriculture.gov.ie. I have put an independently chaired Appeals Committee in place for any farmer who wishes to appeal the status of a particular townland under the 2019 ANC scheme.

My Department received a notification of appeal from the person named in relation to the relevant townland. On foot of this notification, my Department provided further information in relation to the data underpinning the status of the townland of Lackaneen (D35125) to the person named by letter of 8 May 2019 so that he can base any appeal to the independent Appeals Committee on full information.

The deadline for submission of any such appeal to the Appeals Committee was 4 weeks from the date of issue of said letter. However, if the person named submits a full appeal without delay it will be forwarded to the Appeals Committee.