Forestry EIA Consultation ERA20/21-71

Closed 1 Mar 2021

Opened 3 Feb 2021


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                 ERA20/21-71

Project Type              Deforestation

Location                     Ballyshaskey, Drumahoe

Grid Reference         C 46988 13881

Area                            2.8ha

Project Description  Conversion to agricultural land

Opinion                      Relevant. This project has the potential to cause sedimentation of the

nearby watercourse, designated as a Special Area of Conservation. An environmental statement is required.



Further information may be obtained by contacting Policy and Regulation Branch at 028 6634 3034 or by emailing Any person wishing to comment on the likely environmental effects of the above project may do so in writing by 1 March 2021 to Forest service, Policy and Regulation Branch, Inishkeen House, Killyhevlin, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh BT74 4EJ or by emailing

A link to the online consultation and a site map are given below


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