Speaking at Tuesday’s hill sheep forum, Liam Fahey from the Department of Agriculture said there was still outstanding commonage documentation required to get GLAS payments approved.

The documentation concerns commonage framework plans. Where there is a planner assigned to commonages, documentation is generally in order. However, there are some commonages which do not have planners assigned and, in these cases, the farmers concerned have received a letter from the Department which they must sign and return. Failure to do so will hold up GLAS payments.