Plans Revealed For New Forest On Bog Lands In Co. Tipp

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Bord na Móna has revealed plans for a new forest in the bog lands between Littleton and Urlingford.

The site area covers over 203 hectares and includes the town lands of  Ballymureen, Urlingford, Islands, Inchirourke,  Doire Bhille, Derryfadda,  Derricknew, Graystown, Moyne,   Longfordpass,  Baunmore,  Graiguepadeen.

The proposal says that the trees planted will be broadleaf trees. Anyone wishing to make an observation or submission can be so by July 13th.

The company is also developing a Windfarm proposal for the Littleton area involving 14 wind turbines. 

Yesterday Tipperary County council published a planning application in respect of a 7.8km walking and cycling greenway linking Derry na Flan with Doire Bhille.

This project is known as the Littleton Labyrinth and may include a Bushcraft Activity Centre in the future.

The company has ceased the manufacture of peat briquettes at the Littleton factory and is now developing alternative uses for the adjacent bogland.