EIA consultation ERA20/21-10

Closed 21 Dec 2020

Opened 20 Nov 2020


Environmental Impact Assessment

Forest Service, an Agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has provided an opinion on the following project in respect of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended).


An opinion under the Regulations is formed taking account of the selection criteria specified in the legislation. An opinion may be ‘relevant’ if it is considered that a project is likely to have a significant effect on the environment or ‘not relevant’ if a project is considered unlikely to have a significant effect on the environment. Each project is required to comply with the UK Forestry Standard, which describes the governments’ approach to sustainable forestry.


Reference                 ERA20/21-10

Project Type              Deforestation

Location                     Aghnagrane, Tempo

Grid Reference         H 36186 44943

Area                            3.71 hectares in five blocks

Project Description  Removal of conifers, destumping and conversion to agricultural land

Opinion                      Relevant project


There is likely to be a significant effect on the environment due to the size of the project and its impact on carbon sequestration arising from deforestation of five forest blocks, three of which occur on deep peat.


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