RPS have undertaken a Constraints Study. As part of the Constraints Study, walkover surveys were undertaken between September and December 2020 to identify features of interest from an environmental perspective and in particular to inform the ecological baseline of the study area. The preliminary walkover survey, at this early stage allows consideration of any significant environmental constraints to the project design and to scope future specialist surveys required. The walkover survey had particular regard for protected habitats and species, including habitats/species listed in Annex I, II and IV of the EU Habitats Directive, protected species under the Wildlife Act and rare flora listed in the Flora Protection Order. The final report and accompanying appendices can be found in the links below.

Na Dúnaibh FRS Constraints Study Report

Na Dúnaibh FRS Volume II Constraints Mapping