Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
343. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied) regarding an afforestation licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53611/19]
An application for the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme for the reference number provided, was submitted by the registered forester and acknowledged in July, 2019.Afforestation licence approval issued to the applicant and their registered forester in September.
The licence has been appealed to the Forestry Appeals Committee, which is independent of my Department. The licence is currently suspended pending the outcome of the appeal.