It is almost 3 years since most planning functions were transferred to Local Government. It is timely to take stock now of how well the transfer has gone and look ahead to securing improvements.
What does good performance look like?
What can be learned from local planning authorities which have delivered improved performance?
How critical is planning performance to investment decisions and what part can developers play in improving performance?
40 delegates attended an afternoon session at The Mac, Belfast to hear speakers with various roles in the planning process give their experience and focus on measures to support improved services. Speaker presentations available here...
- Angus Kerr, Director of Planning Policy, Department for Infrastructure
- Dr Theresa Donaldson, Chief Executive, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council and Chair of SOLACE
- Graham Stallwood, Executive Director, Planning and Borough Development, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
- Martin Hutchings, Planning Advisory Services and Bryony Rudkin, Deputy Leader, Ipswich Borough Council