EIA Consultation for Deehommed, Moneyslane Area, Co Down.  ERA20/21-54

Consultation opened on 22 January 2021. Closing date 22 February 2021.


Forest Service, an Agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has provided an opinion on this project in respect of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended). It was concluded that the project is a relevant project due to its likely significant effect on the environment arising from its possible impact on lowland heathland, an Annex 1 habitat which is protected under the Habitats Directive. An application for consent is required before a relevant project can proceed. This is achieved through the preparation of an environmental statement addressing the issues of concern. An environmental statement has now been submitted and takes the form of an ecological report. The Department is now consulting on the additional information provided and will consider all responses before deciding whether to grant consent. Consent will be given in the absence of any objection in relation to the likely environmental effects of the project and if the Department’s assessment of the environmental information and the direct and indirect effects of the proposal on the environment concludes that the project should proceed.

Any person wishing to comment on the likely environmental effects of the above project may do so in writing by 22 February 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. If you cannot access this information, please contact Policy and Regulation Branch at 028 6634 3124 or by emailing forest.regulation@daera-ni.gov.uk.

Consultation description

Project description: Creation of a native woodland

Reference: ERA20/21-54

Location : Deehommed, Moneyslane Area : 10.81 hectares

Grid ref : J 25085 41801

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