Bill imposing planning permission on forestry plantations brought before Dail

A bill has been brought before the Dail this week which would place a requirement for planning permission to be obtained for afforestation.

Sligo Leitrim Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny brought the bill before the Dail yesterday.

Currently in Ireland, planning permission is only required when a forest is over 50 hectares.

But Deputy Kennys bill would require that any block of forestry over 5 hectares would require planning permission: