EIA Consultation for Glenlark Forest, Draperstown ERA20/21-77

Consultation opened on 30 April 2021. Closing date 30 May 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 - ERA20/21-77

Project Type - Forest Road Works

Location - Glenlark Forest, Draperstown

Grid Ref - H 64893 92744

Area - 0.1 hectare

Project description - Creation of a new forest road to facilitate timber haulage

Opinion - Not relevant. This project is unlikely to have a significant effect on the environment. No priority habitats, species or features of cultural interest will be affected by this proposal. Small scale project and the topography of site and adherence to UK Forestry Standard will avoid any adverse impacts on nearby Lough Lark ASSI and watercourse.

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