Environmental Impact Assessment forestry consultation for Gardum Road, Letterbreen, Co. Fermanagh (Belmore Forest and Sillees Forest) ERA23/24-83

Consultation opened on 12 April 2024. Closing date 12 May 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: ERA23/24-83

Consultation description

Reference: ERA23/24-83
Project type: Afforestation
Location: Gardum Road, Letterbreen, Co Fermanagh (Belmore Forest and Sillees Forest)
Grid Reference: H 15500 40085
Area: 61 hectares 
Project description: Afforestation of agricultural land to plant conifers, broadleaves, and retain open ground. 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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