Forestry EIA consultation ERA19/20-85

Closed 27 Jul 2020

Opened 26 Jun 2020


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                 ERA19/20-85

Project Type              Deforestation

Location                     Killeenan, Cookstown

Grid Reference         H 69531 77964

Area                            11.25 hectares

Project Description  Clearance of conifer woodland and conversion to agricultural land

Opinion                      Relevant.

The size and design of the proposed project involving deforestation and agricultural restoration is considered likely to have a significant effect on the environment. This project requires an environmental statement.


  • All stakeholders


  • Environment