Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity Pippa Hackett is seeking views on the Draft Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill 2020 which critics claim will leave the ability to appeal forestry decisions “compromised”
Consultations are currently open on a bill to change the appeals process for forestry licences.
The proposed changes seek to make it harder to appeal licence decisions for forestry projects (such as sitka spruce plantations) by introducing eligibility criteria for individuals of NGOs, as well as proposing the introduction of fees to file an appeal.
Consultation on changes (at links below) close this Friday. Please share. Thank you