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Review of the Implementation of the Planning Act (NI) 2011

The Department for Infrastructure has this week launched a Call for Evidence as part of its Review of the Implementation of the 2011 Planning Act.

The Call for Evidence is available here and is to be responded to by 15th March.

The questions are:

Part 2 – Local Development Plans

Q.1. Do you believe there is a need to retain, amend or repeal any provisions of Part 2 of the Act or associated subordinate legislation with regard to the delivery of Local Development Plans?

Q.2 Do you believe there are any improvements which may be made to the way in which local development plans are implemented?

 

Parts 3 & 4 – Planning Control and Additional Planning Control

Q.3 Do you believe there is a need to retain, amend or repeal any provisions of Part 3 or Part 4 of the Act or associated subordinate legislation with regard to the Planning and Additional Planning Control?

Q.4. Do you believe there are any improvements which may be made to the way in which planning control is implemented?

 

Part 5 - Enforcement

Q.5 Do you believe there is a need to retain, amend or repeal any provisions of Part 5 of the Act or associated subordinate legislation with regard to the Enforcement?

Q.6. Do you believe there are any improvements which may be made to the way in which planning enforcement is implemented?

 

COVID-19 Recovery

Q.7 Do you believe there are any changes to planning procedures in general which could safeguard the system against potential future adverse impacts associated with emergency situations, such as that currently being experienced as a result of COVID-19 pandemic?

 

Other Parts of the 2011 Planning Act

Q.8 Do you believe there is a need to retain, amend or repeal any provisions of other parts of the 2011 Planning Act, or associated subordinate legislation? Please provide information or evidence to support your answers.

 

A CEF response will be put together in response to this (and be discussed at a number of committee meetings in the coming weeks) but if you have any specific comments in the meantime then do please get in touch.