EIA Consultation for Carrickaholten Forest, Killeter, Co Tyrone. ERA21/22-01

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                   ERA21/22-01

Project Type               Forest Road Works

Location                      Carrickaholten Forest, Killeter, Co Tyrone

Grid Reference           H 20236 73922

Area                            0.42 hectares

Project Description     Development of access route to facilitate timber extraction

The Department does not propose to prepare an Environmental Statement.

This is a small scale project. Stone is only required for the initial 40m of the route. Mats will be used on the rest of the access route to minimise damage to surface vegetation and soil and will be lifted when the harvesting operation is completed. The planned route will avoid using the existing track adjacent to the nearby watercourse thereby minimising any impact to water quality.

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