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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

Belfast Festival of Learning

Monday 5th March
Various, see programme for details
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
Free

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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Free

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NI Allotment and Community Garden Forum

Saturday 24th March
MACCA Centre, Omagh

Easter Fun At Monkstown Wood

Saturday 24th March
Monkstown Wood, Newtownabbey
See website for details

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Outdoor Recreation & Your Community

Tuesday 27th March
An Creagán Centre, County Tyrone

EU Funding for Sustainable Development – Project Ideas Lab

Wednesday 28th March
Sustainable NI, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6RB
Free

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NIEL Recommendations for Planning

  • To encourage government to direct more resources to landscape management in Northern Ireland.
  • To develop a land strategy for Northern Ireland with accompanying landscape capacity studies.
  • To place AONB’s on a statutory footing and ensure protected landscapes are given stronger protection through the planning system.
  • Adoption of natural capital approaches to inform Local Development Plans and land use planning decisions
  • To protect natural capital for the public good
  • To ensure that development is guided by robust strategic planning policy and local development plans.
  • Promotion of Shoreline Planning for Northern Ireland  as a tool to manage complex issues in the dynamic coastal zone (for example, sea level rise, coastal erosion, managed realignment)
  • To designate National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty as considered appropriate by relevant stakeholders.
  • Effective planning enforcement to deal unlawful development and breaches of planning control.

NIEL provides a secretariat service to the Planning and Land Matters Task Force which 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.