Phase two of the Forestry Licence Viewer (FLV) has begun, offering application information for forestry licences in Ireland.

Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture Pippa Hackett has said all new forestry licence applications received, along with all related application documents, will appear in the FLV as they open for public consultation.

She said: “Aside from making all application information available, it will also provide that when a licence is decided, the final decision and all related documents can be accessed there.

“Over time, the portal will build up to hold a repository of licence applications, supporting documentation and decisions.”

Accessing the portal

The Department has said that the usage of the FLV so far has been high, boding well for further developments.

Minister Hackett has confirmed that phase three of the portal’s introduction will be made available this spring, providing an online facility to make a submission on a forestry licence application.

Users can use licence reference numbers, search by location, use the recent applications list or zoom into a location.

Different layers may be selected in the right-hand menus options and the user has a choice of map background.

To view the portal, click here.

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