EIA Consultation for Kilwarlin, Hillsborough. Co. Down ERA20/21-05

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


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 government's approach to sustainable forestry.

Consultation description

Reference ERA20/21-05

Project Type Deforestation

Location Kilwarlin, Hillsborough

Grid Reference J 19563 58147

Area 1.40ha

Project Description    Conversion from conifer woodland to agricultural land Opinion                      Not relevant.

No priority habitats or features of cultural significance will be affected by this proposal. Broadleaves and hedgerows will be retained.

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