Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal, Sinn Fein)
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743. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive a decision on an application for a targeted agricultural modernisation scheme, TAMS, grant for young farmers. [10726/20]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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The person named submitted two applications under Tranche 17 of the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme of TAMS II on 16 March 2020 which closed on 5 June.

The required administrative and technical checks will now be carried out on these applications before the ranking and selection process. If the applications are successful, approval will issue in writing to the applicant concerned.

Cathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail)
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744. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will examine the case of a person (details supplied) and address the issues raised directly. [10777/20]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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An application for grant aid under the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme of TAMS ll was submitted by the person named on 5 June 2020.

The planning process is entirely outside of the remit of my Department and any issues must be raised directly with the relevant Local Authority. In response to concerns raised over delays being experienced in securing full planning permission, as required under the Terms and Conditions of TAMS ll, temporary measures were put in place in respect of applications submitted under Tranche 17. The next tranche of TAMS II closes on 7 August 2020.

If the person named is ineligible for grant-aid under the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme, it is open to them to apply for 40% grant-aid under the other TAMS ll Measures.

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