Environmental Impact Assessment forestry consultation for Gardum Road, Letterbreen, Co. Fermanagh (Belmore Forest and Sillees Forest) ERA23/24-83

Closed 12 May 2024

Opened 12 Apr 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 an afforestation project is likely to have a significant affect on the environment.

Project reference: ERA23/24-83


Reference ERA23/24-83
Project type Afforestation

Gardum Road, Letterbreen, Co. Fermanagh

(Belmore Forest and Sillees Forest)
Grid Reference H 15500 40085
Area 61 hectares (across 9 blocks in close proximity)
Project description Afforestation of agricultural land to plant conifers, broadleaves, and retain open ground. The Department does not propose to prepare an environmental statement in respect of this project.

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