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Coppicing Small Trees

Sunday 8th April
Knockbracken Allotments, South Belfast
Free

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Integrated Water Management and Sustainable Drainage

Wednesday 11th April
QUB, Medical Biology Centre, Lecture Room 2, Ground Floor, Lisburn Road, Belfast
Free

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Our Earth, Our Future: to mine or to mind?

Saturday 14th April
Greenvale Hotel & Restaurant, 57 Drum Road, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
See website for details

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Path Maintenance

Sunday 22nd April
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast
Free

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Making Mitigation Work

Thursday 26th April
Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin
£45 – £160

LIFE Information Day – Dublin

Friday 27th April
Dublin
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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.