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Contributing towards effective planning in Northern Ireland

How the changes made to the planning system in Northern Ireland are resulting in better planning: plan making and collaboration

The RTPI NI have produced a paper looking at whether the changes made to the planning system since April 2015 are resulting in more effective planning. 

The paper reflects on the statutory link between Local Development Plans and Community Plans and the opportunities for cross-council collaboration, sharing emerging best practice to highlight the opporunties to deliver better planning. 

A full copy of the report can be found here


Do we have your correct contact details?

Do you receive emails from RTPI NI about upcoming events and news? If not, we may not have your most up-to-date contact details.  You could be missing out on services from the RTPI for you and updates on policy and practice.  We don't bombard you with lots of unnecessary mail or pass your details on.  Please keep your email address and contact details up-to-date.  You can do this yourself on the website (go to "My RTPI") or contact Julie Sullivan, who will be happy to change your details for you.

Irish Translation of the Charter of European Planning

The RTPI is proud to announce the Irish translation of the Charter of European Planning.  The Charter, written by the European Council of Spatial Planners/Le Conseil Europeen des Urbanistes (ECTP-CEU) sets out a vision for the cities and regions of Europe in the 21st century.  The ECTP-CEU is the umbrella organisation for planning institutes in Europe and is striving for translation into other European languages for wider dissmentation.  It is also available in Welsh and other translations can be found on the ECTP-CEU's website. 

New era for Planning in Northern Ireland

RTPI NI has supported those involved in preparation of the transfer of planning functions on 1st April 2015 and we will continue to provide support.  We have been working with elected members over the past few years in preparation for these changes and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the hard work and achievements of the centralised planning authority over the past 40 years.