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9th IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference – Peatlands: Investing in the Future

Tuesday 1st October
The Europa Hotel, Belfast
See website for details

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Comber Greenway Task Day

Saturday 5th October
Billy Neill crossing at 9am, Dundonald or on the greenway under North Road bridge at 9.30am, East Belfast
Free

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NILGA Changing Places: Planning, Place–shaping and Place–making in NI

Tuesday 8th October
Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen
£60

Northern Ireland Energy Forum 2019

Tuesday 8th October
La Mon, Belfast
See website for details

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Citigroup Environmental Expo

Thursday 10th October
Citigroup, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Free

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Grass Roots AGM

Saturday 12th October
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
Free

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CEDaR Training Course – Woodlice

Saturday 19th October
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Free

Maintaining a Young Hedge

Sunday 20th October
Kilmacrew House near Banbridge
Free

The Future of Food Packaging

Monday 21st October
CAFRE Loughry Campus, Cookstown BT80 9AA
Free

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Inaugural QUB Sustainability Lecture

Wednesday 23rd October
Peter Froggatt Centre/0G/007, Queen’s University Belfast
Free

Water Framework Directive Stakeholder Conference 2019

Wednesday 23rd October
College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS
Free

CEDaR Training Course – Grassland Fungi

Thursday 24th October
Magilligan Field Centre

Enough is Enough – The Rise and Rise of Food Poverty

Friday 25th October
TBC, Belfast
Free

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Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2019

Monday 28th October
Royal Society, London
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The NI Planning & Land Matters Task Force (PLMTF) is a coalition of sectoral organisations seeking to influence and inform appropriate management, planning and protection of Northern Ireland’s limited land and landscape resource.

The Taskforce seeks to:

  • Inform and influence the development of strategic planning policy (regional and local) and legislation in Northern Ireland to ensure a sustainable, integrated and evidenced based approach to policy making.
  • Work with the Department for Infrastructure and Councils to ensure planning delivers protection and enhancement of our environment and contributes to societal well–being.
  • Provide a forum to share best practice ideas around planning policy development.
  • Promote the need for a high–level cross–cutting, strategic approach to landscape and land use planning, management and stewardship in Northern Ireland.
  • Support efforts to integrate the natural capital concept within planning policy and practice.

Towards A Land Strategy for Northern Ireland

“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.

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Click on the links below to read more…

Towards a Land Strategy for NI – Briefing

Towards a Land Strategy for NI – Main Report

Towards a Land Strategy for NI – Presentation

Response to Strategic Planning Policy for Renewable Energy

Response to Review of Permitted Development Rights for Mineral Exploration

General Principles to Support the Development of Community Plans and Local Development Plans in Northern Ireland

Letter to Belfast City Council on Belfast Bank Buildings

Letter to Belfast City Council on Belfast Local Development Plan 2035

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