Land use evidence review 

What is the scope of the land use evidence review?

The land use evidence review compilation is being led by the EPA, who are working  with government departments and public sector colleagues (including, but not limited to, the Central Statistics Office, Geological Survey Ireland, Heritage Council, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Ordnance Survey Ireland, Teagasc) to assess the available evidence in the following areas, and what it is telling us about:

• The impact of current land use on the environment and society
• The indicators we can use to measure land use impacts on the environment and society
• Environmental and societal trends that will impact on land use
• Ireland’s land use stakeholders
• Commitments and targets in existing policy that impact on land use decisions
• Land use practices that have proven beneficial to the environment and society.

Phase 1 of the Land Use Evidence Review started in 2021 and will continue until September 2022. If you have any queries about the review, please email L.Evidence@epa.ie 

A Call For Expert Evidence (5th November 2021 to 4th February 2022) has now closed. We would like to sincerely thank all the individuals and organisations who submitted evidence to this call.

The Land Use Evidence Review work is assisted by a Land Use Evidence Forum. Meeting notes from recent meetings are available below. The meeting notes will be shared on this page until the completion of Phase 1 of the Land Use Evidence review.  

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Note of land evidence forum meeting, 19 May 2022 Land evidence forum meeting notes 19 May 2022 
Note of land evidence forum meeting, 22 June 2022 Land evidence forum meeting notes 22 June 2022
Note of land evidence forum meeting, 7 Sept 2022 Land evidence forum meeting notes 7 Sept 2022