General Felling Licence application from Coillte in respect of lands at Garvagh Glebe, Co Leitrim – Peatslides and Windfarms

Internal review AAIE/23/227

Result of the internal review of this decision

As you will be aware from the acknowledgement of your request for an internal review, I was assigned to review your request. I made a decision on your review request on 25/04/2023. Having reviewed this request, and having identified 8 records which relate to it, I have decided that you should be granted access to all of the records, and I annul the original decision accordingly.

Notes on landslide

How to find details on a sample forest road in the DAFM Viewer (example used is CN87698)

go to Layers, and select Roads

Relevant docs are in pdf on LHS of page

Click on the Road you require details for

Summary data appears

25 documents available, each need to be opened and saved, as there is not way to Select / Download All

Appropriate Assessment Screening Report

This project comprises 471 hectares of forest road works. The predominant soil type underlining the project area is predominantly brown earths in nature. The slope is predominantly flat to moderate (<15%). The project area is crossed by / adjoins an aquatic zone(s). The vegetation type(s) within the project area comprise WD4.

Overall Conclusion: Screen Out: No likelihood of a significant effect on any European site, and Appropriate Assessment not required

Assessment to Determine EIA Requirement

EIA: On the basis of this examination should this application be subject to the EIA process? No

Site Details


In Combination Report

The potential for the proposed forest road project CN87698 to contribute to an in-combination impact on European sites was considered by the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine (DAFM).

As detailed below, various online planning systems and datasets (including DAFM’s Forest Licence Viewer) were consulted on the 16/11/2021 in order to identify other plans and projects, focusing on the general vicinity of the project area in the River Sub-Basin King’s (Liffey)_010

Appropriate Assessment Determination

Ecology Report

Build on Top

Prescribed Body Appendix

AA Screening

Overall Conclusion: Screen AA Required – Appropriate Assessment is required in relation to one or more European sites

AA Report

Spec for roadworks

Forest road construction

Proposed road, type of construction

NPWS Response

An Taisce Response

Forestry Appeals Committee Hearings, April-May 2023

AIE request ref 004/2023

  1. The Number of Appeals scheduled to be heard by the FAC in April 2023.
  2. The Number of Appeals scheduled to be heard by the FAC in May 2023
  3. The case number of the appeals in Item 1 with an indication of whether the appeal was or will be an oral hearing
  4. The case number of the appeals in Item 2 with an indication of whether the appeal will be an oral hearing

Glenaboy river harvesting pollution incident – felling licence CK15-FL0052 which resulted in a pollution incident in November 2022 (‘Coillte Farm Partnership’ arrangement)

AIE request 23 194

Re: Harvesting pollution incident for felling license, GFL CK15 FL0052.
Location: Gortnafira and Lyre townlands, Curraglass, Fermoy, County Cork

Coillte Silt and Sediment Mitigation Guideline

AIE Request 20230090

A copy of Coillte’s Silt and Sediment Mitigation Guideline compiled in response to the Major CAR at Corrahoash, Co. Cavan EMS_GUI_021_Silt & Sediment Mitigation Guidelines_20112022_FINAL

Information on all roll-out training provided by the Environment Team in conjunction with the Team Leads from Estates/Engineering, Establishment and Harvesting to Forest Operational Staff and Contractors in response to the Major CAR at Corrahoash, Co. Cava