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Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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2.  Subject to paragraph 3, for the purposes of regulation 3(3), the threshold for any project of a type specified in an entry in Column 1 in the Table is the area (if any) specified in the corresponding entry in Column 2 or 3 of the Table, whichever is appropriate to the land covered, or proposed to be covered, by that project.

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Column 1Column 2Column 3
Type of projectThreshold where any part of the land is in a sensitive areaThreshold where no part of the land is in a sensitive area
Afforestation2 hectares where the sensitive area is a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. No threshold in the case of other sensitive areas.5 hectares
Deforestation0.5 hectares where the sensitive area is a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. No threshold in the case of other sensitive areas.1 hectare
Forest road worksNo threshold1 hectare
Forest quarry worksNo threshold1 hectare

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