Public Consultation Notice

Coillte Consultation Opportunity ~ Consultation on Forest Five Year Plans Review 2021-2025



The process of finalizing our Draft 2021-2025 Forest Plans has now resumed having been paused due to the current health crisis.

Draft forest plans will be published on our website in January 2021.  In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact us at 


Coillte’s current BAU Strategic plans (forest five year plans) are due for review at the end of 2020.

With your help, Coillte will produce draft forest plans for the period 2021 – 2025 in the coming months. During this time we invite stakeholders to engage with us and submit their recommendations into this consultation process.

There will be 4 stages in this public consultation process as outlined below  :-


Phase 1: Six week public consultation when current forest plans are reviewed and initial submissions and feedback are received from stakeholders and public.  Our current forest plans (BAU Strategic Plans) can be found here

Timeline Phase 1:  March - May 2020


Phase 2: Coillte review and acknowledge all submissions received during Phase 1. Stakeholders will be advised of any potential changes to our plans as a result of submissions and recommendations received.

Timeline Phase 2:  May 2020


Phase 3: Draft plans are formulated and published. A second six week public consultation will be held (exact dates to be confirmed) when feedback and further submissions are received. Key themes identified will be published in a  summary document on our website when final version of our forest plans are complete.

Timeline Phase 3:  June - July 2020


Phase 4: Coillte review all stakeholder submissions to draft plans and, where possible, incorporate into final plans.  Final plans will be produced and published on our website.  Key themes identified will also be published in a  summary document on our website.

Timeline Phase 4: August-September 2020

Please note that the timeline proposed above may be subject to change

We are inviting you to review our current plans and submit your views and recommendations during Phase 1.  This public consultation period runs from Monday 23rd March 2020 until Friday 1st May 2020 (6 weeks). Submissions may be sent by email to or by post to :-

Ms Sharon Byrne, Coillte, First Floor, Block B, Marlinstown Office Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.