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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free


Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim


Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry


NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2


Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills


Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details


Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast


Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February


Towards a Land Strategy for NI 6 May 2015

”Land is one of Northern Ireland’s most important assets, providing the goods and services upon which human existence depends, and the source of future societal wellbeing and prosperity…”




“Towards A Land Strategy for Northern Ireland” reviews the contributions that land makes to the economic and social fabric of Northern Ireland and the realisation of sustainable development and the principle pressures placed on the overall resource. Compilation of this report was informed by a range of stakeholder perspectives, and from detailed observation of the development of the Scottish Land Use Strategy.

The principal recommendation of the review is to progress the planning, development and implementation of a Land Strategy for Northern Ireland by 2016. The vision of such a strategy would be for land and landscapes to be managed for the benefit of people’s well–being and prosperity, respecting the views of communities, groups and individuals, striving for environmental excellence, and making best use of its multi–functionality. Such a strategy would sit above the suite of sectoral policies, and aim to provide a framework to manage conflicting policy priorities and balance competing demands on land.

However, a Land Strategy cannot, and should not, determine actual land use in specific localities; this should be informed locally by communities, groups and
individuals. Rather, the nature of the strategy set out in this report is one which provides an overarching framework to ensure that local and regional policy and decisionmaking around land contributes to fulfilling the strategic needs of Northern Ireland. It also comprises a set of guiding principles which accord with the three tenets of sustainability and provide an overall context for decisionmaking
on the use of land, irrespective of the level at which decisions are made.

A Land Strategy would provide strategic guidance to assist in planning for, and managing, the ongoing pressures for change. It should be developed on a cross–Departmental basis and sit above the Strategic Planning Policy Statement
(SPPS) in the existing hierarchy of Northern Ireland Government strategies, to help align public and private aspirations for economic and societal well–being and
prosperity, through the strategic use of land.

Click on the links below to read more…

Towards a Land Strategy for NI – Briefing

Towards a Land Strategy for NI – Main Report