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Enabling Biodiversity Net Gain in the Planning System

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Public Sector Rate: £389.00 Private Sector Rate: £575.00 Voluntary Sector Rate: £315.00

Time for citizen action on climate change? A webinar examining the work of the UK Climate Assembly

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

Demystifying fashion with Lydia Higginson and Dr Mila Burcikova

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

Lasers, drones & boats: measuring the impacts of climate change on heritage

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

CLIMATE ASSEMBLY UK: PATH TO NET ZERO

Wednesday 4th November
Online
Free

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Investment Conference

Thursday 5th November
Online
£185 +VAT

The future of food packaging

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Why do we need an Aarhus Centre for Environmental Justice in Ireland 1/2

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Autumn Lecture Series Belfast: Georgian Town to Divided City 1770–1920

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Mainstreaming Culture and Heritage into Climate Planning

Friday 6th November
Online
Free

What if museums could be engine rooms for the imagination?

Friday 6th November
Online
Free

Discovery 2020! Conference at Queen’s University Belfast

Saturday 7th November
Online
Free

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Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland applicants webinar

Monday 9th November
Online
Free

ICE Strategy Session: The value of community engagement on infrastructure projects

Tuesday 10th November
Online
Free

Why do we need an Aarhus Centre for Environmental Justice in Ireland 2/2

Tuesday 10th November
Online
Free

The UN SDGs and climate change (Reading Climate Festival)

Wednesday 11th November
Online
Free

Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland applicants webinar

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Introduction to the Hands–On Heritage project

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Sustainable cities with Amahra Spence

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Making the Case for Building Reuse through Better Metrics for Avoided, Operational and Embodied Carbon

Friday 13th November
Online
Free

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How To Talk About The Climate Crisis To Anyone

Sunday 15th November
Online
£27.54

Climate Heritage Network General Assembly

Monday 16th November
Online
Free

Past Matters: Climate Emergency and Action

Tuesday 17th November
Online
Free

The future for Northern Ireland energy policy – the energy strategy and net zero targets, security of supply, and the impact on industry and consumers

Wednesday 18th November
Online
See website for details

Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Regional Climate Heritage Forum

Thursday 19th November
Online
Free

Valuing Traditional Knowledge in Climate Action

Friday 20th November
Online
Free

Maintenance Week NI 2020

Friday 20th November
Online
Free

Heritage–based Adaptation and Mitigation | Documentary Film Premiere

Saturday 21st November
Online
Free

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Green nudges for promoting sustainability during Covid

Tuesday 24th November
Online
Free

Northern Ireland Environment Forum 2020 – Exclusive offer for NIEL Members!

Wednesday 25th November
Online
£95 + VAT for NIEL members

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Using Culture to Promote Climate Resilient Sustainable Development

Friday 27th November
Online
Free

Tree Charter Festival 2020

Saturday 28th November
Online
Free

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Putting Community Wellbeing at the Heart of Community Planning

Monday 30th November
Online
Free

     
 

Planning Engagement Partnership 20 October 2020

Mallon launches Planning Engagement Partnership – to improve community engagement in the planning process

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced the establishment of a Planning Engagement Partnership.

The Partnership will look at how to enhance the quality and depth of community engagement in the planning process at both the regional and local planning levels and help to improve the planning system experience for users.

The Partnership will bring together a cross–section of key planning stakeholders involved in planning in Northern Ireland including Community Places, an organisation with extensive experience in providing support to people and communities engaging in the planning process.

Minister Mallon said:

“A key aspect of the reforms to the planning system introduced over five years ago was to improve community engagement in the planning process. Public participation is an important part of the planning process and it is imperative that we look at ways to improve the community’s interaction with it, whether that be through commenting on your council’s local development plan or planning applications, or responding to consultations on policy or guidance.

“Recently, community engagement has come into sharp focus during the COVID–19 crisis, with my Department putting in place temporary legislation and guidance to enable councils to continue to process major planning applications during this challenging time. Community Places and other stakeholders assisted in looking at alternative ways that meaningful community consultation on these applications can be maintained.”

Colm Bradley, Director, Community Places said: “We hope this partnership will provide enhanced and properly resourced community engagement in the planning system, creating a more level playing field for communities and individuals to have a real say in shaping the places which matter most to them.”

The Minister concluded:

“This forum provides an opportunity for sharing experience, good practice and learning gained through the operation of the planning system over the last five years, and for considering what more we can do to enhance community involvement. The Partnership is part of our ongoing work to improve the planning system, and people’s experience of the planning system.”

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