EIA Consultation for Ballyboley Forest, Kilwaughter, Co Antrim. ERA21/22-05

Consultation opened on 30 July 2021. Closing date 30 August 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                   ERA21/22-05

Project Type               Forest road construction

Location                      Ballyboley Forest, Kilwaughter, Co Antrim

Grid Reference           J 31734 98967

Area                            0.1 hectare

Project Description     Creation of a new spur road to facilitate timber harvesting.

The Department does not propose to prepare an Environmental Statement.

All roadworks to be carried out outside of the bird breeding season (1 Mar – 31 Aug). The spur road will be formed on a layer of geotextile thereby minimising the need for excavation.

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