Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Questions (1183)

Holly Cairns

Question:

1183. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a forestry licence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30836/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

An application for a tree felling licence was received in August 2019 for the person named. The preliminary appropriate assessment screening indicated the application site is near six designated sites including Poulaphouca Reservoir SPA.

The impact of any felling operations on the sites and the surrounding area must be carefully considered before deciding on the licence application. The application has been referred to the Department’s Ecology Unit and it has been determined that further information is required in order to complete the process and the Department will be writing to the applicant shortly to advise of these requirements.