Glenree Priority Area for Action Desktop Report

Aug 2019

LAWPRO

Forestry, Extractive Industry and Anthropogenic pressures

Focus on wind farm development, peat extraction and forestry.

Significant windfarm development (2 large wind farms) in close proximity to the PAA, with some ancillary works occurring within the PAA e.g. pylon construction and access roads.

“Whole area plan” for forestry should be implemented. Clear felling in upper reaches

Peat: peat cutting is carried out on a relatively large scale. The method of cutting went from hand cutting, to sausage, to JCB

Investigate peatland harvesting activity- is there large-scale extraction? The peatland within the boundary of the PAA is not registered as an extractive industry. It is privately owned peatland.

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