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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) - Public Consultation for Afforestation, Forest Road Construction and Felling Licences 2020

Under the Forestry Regulations 2017 (SI No 191 of 2017), all applications for licences for afforestation, forest road construction projects, whether grant-aided or not, and for aerial fertilisation and tree felling operations, require the prior written approval of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Before the Minister can grant approval for any of the above, he must first determine if the project is likely to have a significant environmental effect.

The lists below give notice of the applications for approval that have been received by the Department.  Choose the month, then the project type, e.g. Afforestation.

Applications may be inspected free of charge at the offices of the Forest Service, from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays), or purchased for a reasonable fee not exceeding the cost of doing so, if requested in writing.

Any person can make a submission on the likely environmental effect of the proposed project within 30 days.  Submissions, or requests for further information, must be made in writing (by post or email).

Enquiries on applications for Afforestation, Forest Road Works or Aerial Fertilisation should be addressed to:

Post: Approvals Section, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford.



Enquiries on applications for Tree Felling Licences should be addressed to:

Post: Felling Section, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford,




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To view decisions on EIA Notices please see - Archive Environmental Impact Assessment - Register of Decisions