Forestry EIA consultation ERA19/20-85 Environmental Statement received in respect of a deforestation project

Closes 1 Nov 2020

Opened 2 Oct 2020

Overview

Proposed deforestation at Killeenan, Cookstown    H 69531 77964         

Reference ERA19/20-85

 

Forest Service, an Agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has received an application for consent in respect of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended). Forest Service consulted on the original proposal to deforest 11.71 hectares to convert the landuse to agriculture. Taking account of the responses received, it concluded that the project was considered likely to have significant effects on the environment.

An environmental statement has now been submitted describing a revised proposal to fell 11.71hectares of coniferous forest of which 7.61 hectares will be deforested and 4.1 hectares will be regenerated with a native woodland. This statement sets out the likely environmental effects of the revised proposal on behalf of the applicant.

The Department is now consulting on the proposal and will consider all responses before deciding whether to grant consent. Consent will be given in the absence of any objection in relation to the likely environmental effects of the project and if the Department’s assessment of the environmental information and the direct and indirect effects of the proposal on the environment concludes that the project should proceed.

The environmental statement has been placed on the Department’s website https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/consultations/eia-consultation-killeenan-cookstown-co-tyrone-era1920-85  

Any person wishing to comment on the likely environmental effects of the above project may do so using the website link above or by writing on or before 1 November 2020 to Forest Service, Policy and Regulation Branch, Inishkeen House, Killyhevlin, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh BT74 4EJ or by emailing forest.regulation@daera-ni.gov.uk.

If you cannot access this information, please contact Policy and Regulation Branch at 028 6634 3124 or email forest.regulation@daera-ni.gov.uk.

Why We Are Consulting

Consultation forms an integral part of the EIA process. The Department will consider all responses before reaching a decision on whether to grant or refuse consent.

 

 

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