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Minister’s Statement: October 2014

Regional Development Minister, Danny Kennedy said: “The publication of a report on the Tully Bog Special Area of Conservation represents a further step in a series of consultations.

“I would encourage people to view the report which will be on display at a number of public offices over a six week consultation period starting on Wednesday 15 October.”

During 2014, four reports in all have been developed to consider any impacts on the integrity of all designated environmentally sensitive sites (nine in total) and highlight, where appropriate, proposed mitigation measures.

The first three of these reports were published for consultation on 30 April this year, concluding on 13 June. This latest report relates specifically to the Tully Bog Special Area of Conservation.

Habitats Regulations Assessments:

The EC Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) establishes the requirement for an assessment of potential impacts upon Natura 2000 sites in Article 6(3) and 6(4). The Habitats Directive was implemented in Northern Ireland by the Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 (as amended).

In exercising its functions under this legislation, the Department hereby seeks the opinion of the general public on a report prepared to inform an appropriate assessment on the Natura 2000 site as below:-

Tully Bog SAC

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LAND & PROPERTY SERVICES

Compensation Guides

Land & Property Services is an Executive Agency within the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel. It provides advice to Government Departments and other public bodies on the assessment of compensation following acquisition of land.

The following links relate to the Compensation Guides produced by Land & Property Services, which gives guidance on compulsory purchase and associated compensation. There are three documents covering compensation issues, including:

  • Agricultural Owners and Occupiers
  • Business Owners and Occupiers
  • Residential Owners and Occupiers

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