Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Felling Licences Applications

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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961. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a felling licence application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3552/20]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Applications for a tree felling licence and a forest road works licence were made on behalf of the person named in October, 2018. 

All applications for forestry licences are examined by my Department to ensure that full information is provided.  Upon initial examination, it was found that insufficient clarity on the layout of the road was provided in the application.  The applicant and their registered forester were asked to provide further information, which would enable the Department to make a complete assessment of the application. This information was only received on 3 February, 2020.

On receipt of the required information, the application was returned to my Department’s Archaeologist and a report from that unit has been provided.  The road and tree felling applications will now be fully assessed by the forestry inspectorate to ensure that they comply with regulatory requirements and  decisions will issue in due course to the applicant and the registered forester.


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