Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (258)

Seán Canney

Question:

258. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when the hen harrier threat response plan will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7986/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The draft Hen Harrier Threat Response Plan (HHTRP) is nearing completion and is currently being refined and updated as necessary by my Department in consultation with other Government Departments. This has required a considerable review of background information. I intend to have the draft HHTRP ready for consultation as that review is completed, expected within two months.

The draft Plan, when published, will require Strategic Environmental Assessment to be carried out before a final version of the Plan is made available.