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Forestry Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

Consultation

5.The policy proposals underpinning the Act were developed in two major consultations of the industry and key stakeholders between June 2002 and December 2004. This culminated in “A Strategy for Sustainability and Growth” (March 2006). The consultation process highlighted broad support for an update of forestry legislation to provide the Department with more powers to develop more diverse opportunities.

6.Forest Service also consulted with industry and stakeholders in June 2008 and provided them with an update on proposed provisions of the Act.

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