Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has announced the opening of a public consultation on the draft scoping report for the environmental assessment of the CAP strategic plan (CSP).

Scoping is the process of determining the range and level of detail of the environmental issues to be considered for the environmental assessment of Ireland’s strategic plan as part of the next CAP.

The Minister said: “In addition to consulting with the designated environmental authorities, my Department is conducting a wider non-statutory public consultation to encourage stakeholder engagement and help inform the environmental assessment of the CAP strategic plan.

“I look forward to a full engagement by the relevant bodies and by stakeholders in this process.

“This is a crucial aspect of forming the next CAP, so I am encouraging people to come forward with their views on this."

Full details of the consultation are available here. It will remain open until Tuesday 13 April 2021.

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