Thursday, 20 January 2022
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
National Parks and Wildlife Service
226. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the National Parks and Wildlife Service will ensure that works are carried out at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2794/22]
An application to carry out an Activity Requiring Consent (ARC) must first be assessed. The application for the works at the site is currently with the Ecological Assessment Unit of my Department for Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening.
I am mindful of the need to focus on the core responsibilities of managing state lands in accordance with conservation objectives, for example, bird nesting and salmon spawning seasons. With that in mind, following this assessment and screening, if it is considered that these works can be carried out, September will be the suitable month.