Environmental Impact Assessment forestry consultation for Big Dog Forest, Co. Fermanagh ERA23/24-19

Consultation opened on 05 July 2024. Closing date 05 August 2024 at 23:59.

Summary

The Department is required to give an opinion on proposed projects in respect of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended).

Project reference: ERA23/24-19

Consultation description

Reference ERA23/24-19
Project type Deforestation
Location Big Dog Forest, Co. Fermanagh
Grid Reference H 02061 49798
Area 11.4 hectares
Project description Peatland restoration requiring the removal of conifer trees.  The Department does not propose to prepare an environmental statement in respect of this project.

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.

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