Environmental Impact Assessment forestry consultation for (Carrickfergus, Woodburn) West Division, Middle Division and Commons, Co Antrim. ERA23/24-10

Consultation opened on 17 January 2024. Closing date 18 February 2024.


Forest Service, an Executive Agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is required to form an opinion under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended) as to whether a afforestation project is likely to have a significant affect on the environment.
Project reference: ERA23/24-10

Consultation description



Project type



(Carrickfergus) West Division, Middle Division and Commons.

Grid Reference

J 37559 89558


140 hectares (across 9 blocks in close proximity)

Project description

Afforestation with native tree species.


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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