Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040

Closes 1 Sep 2021

Opened 9 Jun 2021

Results expected 30 Nov 2021


The draft Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040 Consultation Document provides an outline of the policy drivers for the development of this strategy, the ecosystem services that semi-natural peatlands in Northern Ireland provide, details the current factors affecting our semi-natural peatlands and sets out the objectives and actions which we consider necessary to ensure that our semi-natural peatlands are conserved and restored to functioning ecosystems.  

This public consultation is open for a period of twelve weeks until 1st September 2021. We encourage you to respond as early as possible and welcome responses from all sectors, age groups, organisations and individuals.

The Draft Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy Consultation document and accompanying documents can be found at the bottom of the screen.

Why we are consulting

The Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking views on the Draft Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040. 

We are using NI Direct's Citizen Space as our primary response route for collating responses from all stakeholders - please provide your responses to the survey online if you can. 

We would also encourage responses to be kept as concise as possible.  If you are not able to provide your responses online, there are instructions for other response methods in the Letter to Stakeholders document.

Give us your views.


  • Citizens
  • Business
  • Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Government Department
  • Local Government
  • Statutory Body
  • Private Sector
  • Research
  • Charity, Community and Voluntary
  • Utility
  • DAERA Staff
  • Water operators


  • Rural Development Programme
  • Climate Change
  • Water Regulation
  • Farming
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Wildlife
  • Scientific
  • NIEA
  • Rural
  • Environment