An application for the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme was received on behalf of the person named on 28th March, 2019. The application was advertised and certain referral bodies were consulted.
Every application is carefully examined, with regard to environmental considerations. In this case, because the site hydrologically connected to a designated site, a Natura Impact Statement will be required. This request is being prepared by my Department's ecologist and the applicant and their registered forester will be notified of the requirements shortly.