EIA Consultation for Ballygeegan, Killinchy, Co Down ERA20/21-73

Consultation opened on 03 February 2021. Closing date 01 March 2021.


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.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Policy and Regulation Branch at 028 6634 3034 or by emailing forest.regulation@daera-ni.gov.uk. 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 forest.regulation@daera-ni.gov.uk

Consultation description

Reference                 ERA20/21-73

Project Type              Deforestation

Location                     Ballygeegan, Killinchy

Grid Reference         J 50658 57606

Area                            4.1ha

Project Description  Conversion to agricultural land

Opinion                      Not relevant. This plantation is on a former grassland site and consists of diseased poplar trees which have suffered very poor growth.

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