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Forest Development Scoping Study

As part of the Council's Outdoor Recreation Strategic Plan, forests within the district have been identified as a key resource for the future development of outdoor recreation. 

On behalf of the Council, Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland is carrying out scoping studies to inform plans for the potential development of Drumcairne, Altmore and Dunmoyle Forests as local multi-activity hubs. 

We welcome the views of local people, businesses, the voluntary and community sector and our partners in the statutory sector on how the forests might look in the future. 


To make a response (or multiple responses if you are interested in more than one forest location) you can: 

complete an online survey for Drumcairne Forest or alternatively download a hard copy survey to complete

complete an online survey for Altmore Forest or alternatively download a hard copy survey to complete

complete an online survey for Dunmoyle Forest or alternatively download a hard copy survey to complete

If you are returning a hard copy of your chosen survey(s), please return via email to c.mclernon@outdoorrecreationni.com or by post to:

ORNI,
The Stableyard,
Barnetts Demesne,
Malone Rd,
Belfast
BT9 5PB

Outdoor Recreation NI will also be hosting virtual Public Information Events (using ZOOM) for each of the sites, to supplement survey feedback and hear directly from the local community. To attend one of these events you must pre-register no later than Friday 9th April.  

  • Altmore Forest Public Meeting (Tuesday 13th April, 8pm)
  • Dunmoyle Forest Public Meeting (Wednesday 14th April, 8pm)
  • Drumcairne Forest Public Meeting (Thursday 15th April, 8pm)

You will receive a unique joining link via e-mail in advance of the meeting.

The consultation will close at midnight on Sunday 18th April. 

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