Felling licence applications made by Coillte in 2021 where the lands involved are held Leasehold, not Freehold


OCEI Ref: OCE-124246-Y1J3X0

Coillte Ref: 20220049

Ref: Coillte Nature of Ownership


I refer to the request made under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2018 (S.I. No. 133 of 2007, S.I. No. 662 of 2011, S.I. 615 of 2014 and S.I. No. 309 of 2018) (hereafter referred to as the AIE Regulations) for access to information held by Coillterelating to “Electronic copy of Item 3 from any Coillte standard application for a Tree Felling Licence made to DAFM during 2021 where the “Nature of ownership” column, in Item 3, is ­not declared as Freehold.” I also refer to the correspondence from the OCEI to Coillte dated 28th June 2022 under the above referencerequesting a reply to both parties.

Summary of Decision

I made a decision on the request on 5th July 2022. I have decided that access should be granted to all of the records. I attach an excel file detailing all of the felling licence applications made during 2021 where the ‘nature of ownership’ is not freehold.

Right of review

Under Article 11 of the AIE Regulations you have a right to request an internal review of this decision. An internal review involves a complete reconsideration of the matter by a member of the staff of Coillte, unconnected with the original decision, of the same or higher rank than the original decision-maker, who may affirm, vary or annul the original decision.

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