Forestry licence appeals continue despite new €200 fee

Two high-profile objectors are still lodging petitions against the granting of licences on environmental grounds causing concern of further delays among the forestry industry

12th September, 2021
Forestry licence appeals continue despite new €200 fee
Earlier this year, Peter Sweetman and Neil Foulkes took a High Court case against licences granted to Coillte to fell 11 hectares of trees on a site at Sheskin, Co Offaly.

Two high-profile objectors are continuing to appeal a high number of forestry licences despite the introduction of a €200 fee.

The government changed the law last October to try to reduce the number of appeals that had slowed down the granting of licences to cut down and plant new trees in forestry plantations.

However, an analysis by the Business Post of the forestry appeals lodged since the new €200 fee was introduced shows that two...

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