AQW 38206/11-15

Mr Steven Agnew
Green Party
North Down

Tabled Date: 04/11/2014
Answered On Date: 13/11/2014
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 37924/11-15, on what date his Department issued warning letters to the operators of the unauthorised sand extraction taking place from the bed of Lough Neagh Special Protection Area; and what assurances he can give that this unregulated activity has now ceased.

My officials issued letters between 25 September and 10 October 2014.
Inspections of the Lough Neagh area are currently being arranged. These inspections will observe whether operations have ceased.