Public Consultation on Coillte’s Draft Forest Estate Strategic Land-Use Plan (FESLUP) is Now Closed

 

The public consultation phase of Coillte's draft Forest Estate Strategic Land-Use Plan (FESLUP) is now closed.  Coillte would like to thank those who made submissions to the draft plan.  The submissions made are currently under review and a revised draft Forest Estate Strategic Land-Use Plan (FESLUP) will be presented in due course.

 

Coillte's strategic vision for its future forest estate, launched in April 2022, aims to sustainably balance and deliver the multiple benefits from its forests for climate, nature, wood and people. Coillte has developed a draft Forest Estate Strategic Land-Use Plan (FESLUP), which sets out Coillte's objectives to deliver on its strategic vision ambitions to 2050.

 

A copy of the draft FESLUP, Strategic Environmental Assessment Report, Appropriate Assessment Screening and Natura Impact Statement Report may be viewed at the following links:

 

Link to: Draft Forest Estate Strategic Land-Use Plan (FESLUP)

Link to: Strategic Environmental Assessment Report

Link to: Appropriate Assessment Screening and Natura Impact Statement Report

Link to: Appropriate Assessment Screening Determination

 

A printed copy of Coillte's draft FESLUP and associated environmental reports were also available from 14th September – 26th October at: Coillte Head Office, Dublin Road, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, A63 DN25.

Written submissions or observations on the draft FESLUP and associated environmental reports received by Coillte during this consultation period, are being considered before the FESLUP is finalised.

 

The closing date for submissions was 5.30pm on Thursday 26th October 2023.

 

 

 

This consultation is being carried out in accordance with the requirements of S.I. No. 435 of 2004 (European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004, as amended by S.I. No. 200 of 2011 (European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) (Amendment) Regulations 2011), a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is being carried out in respect of the draft FESLUP, and an SEA Environmental Report has been prepared. Further, in accordance with Article 6(3) and 6(4) of the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment is being carried out in respect of the draft FESLUP, and an ‘Appropriate Assessment Screening & NIS Report’ has been prepared.