IFSA encourages our members to respond to Coillte’s Forest Five Year Plans. It is your opportunity to engage with the ‘custodians of 7% of Ireland’s land’. The consultation period runs until Friday 1st May 2020.

See Coillte’s statement below: 

Coillte’s current BAU Strategic plans (forest five year plans) are due for review at the end of 2020.

With your help, Coillte will produce draft forest plans for the period 2021 – 2025 in the coming months. During this time we invite stakeholders to engage with us and submit their recommendations into this consultation process.

There will be 4 stages in this public consultation process as outlined below  :

Phase How it works Timeline
Phase 1 6 week public consultation when initial submissions are received March-May 2020
Phase 2 Coillte review and acknowledge all submissions received during Phase 1 May 2020
Phase 3 Draft plans formulated and published.  6 week public consultation when feedback and further submissions are received June-July 2020
Phase 4 Coillte review all stakeholder submissions to draft plan and produce final plan August-September 2020

We are inviting you to review our current plans which are available on our website (link – current plans) and submit your views and recommendations during Phase 1.  This public consultation period runs from Monday 23rd March 2020 until Friday 1st May 2020 (6 weeks). Submissions may be sent by email to or by post to :-

Ms Sharon Byrne, Coillte, First Floor, Block B, Marlinstown Office Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Please visit the Current Consultation (link) section of Coillte’s website to find out more about this consultation process.