Environmental Impact Assessment forestry consultation for (Carrickfergus, Woodburn) West Division, Middle Division and Commons. Co Antrim ERA 23/24-10

Closed 18 Feb 2024

Opened 17 Jan 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 afforestation project is likely to have a significant affect on the environment.

Project reference: ERA23/24-10


Reference ERA23/24-10
Project type Afforestation
Location (Carrickfergus) West Division, Middle Division and Commons.
Grid Reference J 37559 89558
Area 140 hectares (across 9 blocks in close proximity)
Project description

Afforestation with native tree species.


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.

Why your views matter

Any information you may have relating to this project or considerations you may have which would assist us in providing an opinion in respect of the Regulations would be welcome.  Please be aware that such information may be made publicly available at a later date.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Environment