EIA Consultation for Legaghory, Londonderry, Co Londonderry. ERA19/20-84

Consultation opened on 22 May 2020. Closing date 15 June 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                 ERA19/20-84

Project Type              Deforestation

Location                     Legaghory, Londonderry

Grid Reference         C 49920 10451

Area                            5.4 hectares (over 9 blocks)

Project Description  Conversion from broadleaved woodland to agricultural land

Opinion                      Relevant.

Likely significant effects on landscape and biodiversity. An environmental statement must be prepared to obtain the Department’s consent

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