EIA Consultation for Killeenan, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. ERA19/20-85

Consultation opened on 02 October 2020. Closing date 01 November 2020.


Application for Consent

Proposed deforestation at Killeenan, Cookstown H 69531 77964 Reference ERA19/20-85

Forest Service, an Agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has received an application for consent in respect of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended). Forest Service consulted on the original proposal to deforest 11.71 hectares to convert the landuse to agriculture. Taking account of the responses received, it concluded that the project was considered likely to have significant effects on the environment.

An environmental statement has now been submitted describing a revised proposal to fell 11.71hectares of coniferous forest of which 7.61 hectares will be deforested and 4.1 hectares will be regenerated with a native woodland. This statement sets out the likely environmental effects of the revised proposal on behalf of the applicant.

The Department is now consulting on the proposal 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.

Consultation description

Reference                 ERA19/20-85

Project Type              Deforestation

Location                     Killeenan, Cookstown

Grid Reference         H 69531 77964

The environmental statement can be viewed using the following link:

Any person wishing to comment on the likely environmental effects of the above project may do so using by responding online. You may also use email or post to the addresses below.

If you cannot access this information, or need assistance, please contact Policy and Regulation Branch by email or by phoning 028 6634 3124.

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