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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

The Forestry Commission has a statutory duty under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) 1999 regulations to consider forestry projects involving afforestation, deforestation or the construction of forest road and quarrys.

Where EIA (Forestry) consent is required for the forestry project the applicant will be asked to prepare an Environmental Statement detailing the environmental impacts that would be associated with the project.  The Forestry Commission will then seek the views of interested parties, including members of the public through a 28 day consultation period.

In deciding whether or not to grant consent, the Forestry Commission will consider the information provided in the Environmental Statement and the responses received through the consultation exercise.

All interested parties will be notified of the Forestry Commissions decision.

Information about ongoing assessments throughout Great Britain is available in the Register of Environmental Impact Assessments.

Environmental Impact Assessment's currently seeking consent

Below are details on forestry projects in East of England which are currently seeking the Forestry Commission's consent. If you have any comments, please send them to: Forestry Commission, Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0TJ or by email to:

Heartwood, near St Albans, Hertfordshire (EIA 017900181)