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Building in a Rookery

  • 28-09-2015 12:25pm
    Registered Users Posts: 31

    Thought this would be the best place to ask.
    I know someone interested in putchasing a site in a woodland locally, but the wood is home to a very large rookery and I was wondering what the legality is with regards to rookeries and knocking trees in them for development of a building. The site would be .5 acres of the wood and would need to be cleared for building the house, but would it be legal to do so or are rookeries protected?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 3,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭OpenYourEyes

    Not only are there laws with regards protection of birds, but there are laws about the felling of mature trees too - you can't just cut down whatever tree you want. Play it safe and talk to your local NPWS Conservation Ranger.

    Mod Note: This is a legal issue, and isn't the place to get or give legal advice, so I'm closing the thread.

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