EIA Consultation for Knockbracken, Belfast, County Down. ERA21/22-06

Consultation opened on 05 November 2021. Closing date 06 December 2021.


Forest Service, an Agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has provided opinions 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                 ERA21/22-06

Project Type              Afforestation

Location                     Knockbracken, Belfast

Grid Reference         J 35505 67275

Area                            0.42 hectares

Project Description  Planting of native woodland on grassland

Opinion                      Not relevant

Priority habitats will not be affected by this proposal. Only native tree species will be planted and the creation of this woodland will extend the area of recently planted native woodland at this location.

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