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Showing posts with label Planning Reform. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Planning Reform. Show all posts

Saturday, 19 January 2013

The Big Bang Conference Series: Countdown to Planning Reform 2015 | Assembly Buildings, Belfast | Fri 1st Feb

RTPI Northern Ireland and the Irish Planning Institute present The Big Bang Conference Series: Countdown to Planning Reform 2015. The first in a series of conferences takes place at The Assembly Buildings Conference Centre (Spires), Fisherwick Place, Belfast on Friday 1st February at 9.15am.

"The Planning System in Northern Ireland is on course for a root and branch transformation that will see the vast majority of its statutory planning functions devolved from central government departments to eleven new Councils in 2015. The transfer of most planning functions to new district councils effectively involves the creation of a completely new planning system for Northern Ireland - a system which requires new roles, responsibilities and relationships for all participants in the planning process. The process of transformation is already underway and structures are currently being put in place to facilitate the new dispensation."

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

North Belfast: New Planning Potentials? | Wed 10 Oct, 9am - 2pm

North Belfast: New Planning Potentials is a workshop-led discussion among community and statutory stakeholders regarding how the future of North Belfast can be planned.

Map produced by Forum for Alternative Belfast.

Students of Queen’s University School of Planning, Architecture & Civil Engineering have been conducting extensive spatial analysis of North Belfast as the first part of a 3 year research project, titled Planning for Spatial Reconciliation.

The event will present the students’ outputs in order to provoke a frank and open discussion about how the issues facing North Belfast can be addressed by the new planning processes being introduced in April 2015.

Event Details:

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Planning Reform

Under the reform of local government, 11 new councils will be created. 

Environment Minister Edwin Poots yesterday announced his plans for the reform of local government, which will include reform of the planning system.

"Councils will no longer be consultees," said the minister. "They will be the planning authority - responsible for drawing up their own development plans and making the vast majority of planning decisions."

The proposals will now go to public consultation, with the new powers potentially available from 2012.

Find out more and download the consultation document via the DOE website - click here.