EIA Consultation for Annaghilly North, Rosslea ERA20/21-88

Consultation opened on 25 June 2021. Closing date 26 July 2021.


Forest Service, an Agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has provided an opinion on the following projects 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.

Consultation description

Reference ERA20/21-88

Project Type Deforestation

Location Annaghilly North, Rosslea

Grid Reference H 48235 32756

Area 5.65 hectares

Project Description Clearance of conifer and broadleaved woodland and conversion to agricultural land

Opinion Relevant. The scale of this deforestation project and the potential impact of deforestation operations and agricultural restoration on water quality are key factors in concluding that the project is likely to have a significant effect on the environment. This project requires an environmental statement.

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