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Deforestation Thresholds

The table below describes the range of location types and area thresholds that apply to deforestation under EIA regulations.

Land Type Proposed Project Area Action
The land, or part of the land, is in a sensitive area which is a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty  0.5 hectares or less  No EIA required 
The land, or part of the land, is in a sensitive area which is a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty  More than 0.5 hectares  Application for EIA opinion required 
The land, or part of the land, is in a sensitive area but which is not a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Area of any size  Application for EIA opinion required
No part of the land is in a sensitive area  1 hectare or less  No action required 
No part of the land is in a sensitive area More than 1 hectare Application for EIA opinion required

 

 

 

Last updated: 31st January 2018