Forestry EIA Consultation ERA19/20-86

Closed 27 Jul 2020

Opened 26 Jun 2020

Overview

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                 ERA19/20-86

Project Type              Deforestation

Location                     Tullycreevy, Monea

Grid Reference         H 15420 49052

Area                            2.84ha

Project Description  Clearance of broadleaved woodland and conversion to agricultural land

Opinion                      Relevant

The conversion of this native woodland to agriculture is considered likely to have a significant effect on the environment through a potential loss of biodiversity. This project requires an environmental statement.

 

Audiences

  • All stakeholders

Interests

  • Environment