AIE to DAFM: Notifications of Red Areas (Hen Harrier Conservation)

Request for information under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2018.

On 14th June 2022 you requested the following:


Information on all licences where the licensee has been notified by the Forest Service of a new Red Area (generated by a newly recorded Hen Harrier nesting site) which overlaps the licenced area.


The details sought are;


a. Licence number


b. Date that the Forest Service was made aware of the new nesting location


c. Date and means that the licensee was notified by the Forest Service (email,
letter, phone call, etc.)


d. Records of any post-notification inspections carried out by the Forest Service
to ensure compliance with the notification


e. Details of any agreement between the FS and the licensee to permit disturbance works to continue

Response would indicate that no licensee has been notified by the Forest Service of a new Red Area (generated by a newly recorded Hen Harrier nesting site) which overlaps the licenced area.

Its difficult to accept that this is the case, so a review of decision requested

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