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2017 Planning Policy Responses

RTPI NI is invited to comment on a range of planning related consultation documents.  Member's views have been taken into account in all reponses submitted.  Consultation documents are usually discussed within the RTPI NI Policy and Research Forum. 

PAC Independent Examination of Local Development Plans draft procedures

This publication explains how the Planning Appeals Commission proposes to carry out independent examinations into the Local Development Plan.  Although not an exact statement of the law, it is intended to assist those who will be taking part in the examination process.  The RTPI NI response to this document can be viewed here.

Review of the Northern Ireland Local Government Code of Conduct for Councillors

The consultation document reflected the recommendations made by the Code of Conduct Review Working Group.  The RTPI NI response can be viewed here.

The Planning (Environmental Impact assessment) Regulations (NI) 2017

The consultation sets out the proposals for implementing the European Directive 2014/52/EU amending Directive 2011/91/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment into domestic legislation.  A copy of the RTPI NI response can be viewed here.

Review of Permitted Development Rights for Mineral Exploration

The consultation sets out proposals for amending permitted devlopment rights, including removing permitted development rights for petroleum exploration from Class A of Part 16 of the Schedule of the Planning (General Permitted Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015.  A copy of the RTPI NI response can be found here.

Economy 2030: Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland

Economy 2030: A consultation on an Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland.  The responses to this consultation, alongside the responses to consultation on the wider Programme for Government, will inform the development of a final Industrial Strategy.  A copy of the RTPI NI response can be found here.

Ireland 2040: Our Plan, National Plnnning Farmework

It is intended that the Ireland 2040 Plan will be a high-level document that will provide the framework for future development and investment in Ireland.  It will be the overall plan form which other, more detailed plans will take their lead, hence the title, 'National Planning Framwork', including city and country development plans and regional strategies.  The National Planning Framework will also have statutory backing.  A copy of the RTPI NI response can be viewed here