Environmental Impact Assessment forestry consultation for Lough Bradan Forest, Co Tyrone. ERA23/24-08

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 deforestation project is likely to have a significant affect on the environment.
Project reference: ERA23/24-08

Consultation description




Project type



Lough Bradan Forest

Grid Reference

H 25454 71618


20.1 hectares

Project description

Removal of conifer trees to enable peatland restoration.


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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