West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Farmers urged to ensure Farm maps are accurate

Published: 12 February, 2013

Sinn Féin Mid Tyrone councillor Sean Donnelly has asked farmers to be aware of an upcoming deadline of the 22nd February to submit any changes to the new mapping information which was issued to farmers over the past number of weeks. DARD are currently in the process of issuing the new Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) maps to farmers who applied for Single Farm Payments in 2012.

Speaking on the issue, Councillor Donnelly, himself a farmer said:

"DARD has set the deadline of the 22nd of February to be notified of any amendments to be made to the maps, issued under the Land Parcel Identification System, which farmers should have received in recent weeks. Dedicated staff at DARD offices are currently helping farmers complete this process. Similarly I would urge anyone who would like to point out changes or amendments to their maps to contact DARD immediately to make an appointment as the deadline is fast approaching.

"It has also come to my attention that a small number of farmers have yet to receive their mapping information. If this is the case I would urge people to contact the DARD staff to notify them of this.

"It is of upmost importance that these maps are accurate. Any changes which DARD are not informed of could see Single Farm Payments being held up. Therefore any changes that need to be made to maps should be raised with DARD before the deadline of next Friday, 22nd February.