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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
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The Planning Taskforce is a group of environment and community organisations with an interest and expertise in planning, formed to promote good practice in planning and develop shared policy positions. Some member organisations focus more on policy and advocacy, others on practical projects.

The Taskforce seeks to work proactively towards a more effective planning framework that will encourage sustainable development, well–being, participation and effective consultation. The group brings together a diverse range of skills and expertise to build on a shared policy agenda for planning in Northern Ireland.

The Planning Taskforce Work Programme 2013–2014 can be found here.

Priorities for current Programme for Government

  • Consultation on the Northern Ireland Planning Bill, subordinate legislation and Local Government Reform.
  • Participate and deliver activities to promote improved planning, in conjunction with NILGA, and preparing for full local government control of planning.
  • The Planing Taskforce will meet at least 4 times in 2013, and will be concentrating on consultation on the Planning Bill, subordinate legislation and Local Government Reform.

Planning Bill 2012 – Assembly Research & Information Service Bill Paper

Planning Bill Consultation document and the Draft NIEL Response

Planning Bill 2013 – Oral Statement to the Assembly by Mark Durkan MLA Minister of the Environment

Members of the Planning Taskforce are:

Belfast Healthy Cities;
Campaign for the Protection of the Countryside NI;
Community Places;
EcoSeeds;
Friends of the Earth NI;
Green Action;
National Trust;
Northern Ireland Environment Link;
Queen’s University Belfast;
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds;
Ulster Architectural Heritage Society; and
WWF NI

Contact:
Stephen McCabe                                                                                         
Senior Policy Officer
Northern Ireland Environment Link
89 Loopland Drive
Belfast
BT6 9DW
Tel: 028 9045 5770
Email: stephen@nienvironmentlink.org