Councils gear up for transfer of planning at Canal Court event

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Over 100 Councillors and staff from both Councils and the Department of Environment (DOE) attended an event at the Canal Court in Newry on 6th March to help prepare for the transfer of planning functions from central government to the 11 new councils in April 2015.

This is an important time for local government and will mean new roles, responsibilities and relationships for all those involved in the planning process.

Senior planners from Edinburgh and Cardiff councils as well as two councillors from Edinburgh shared their experience of similar changes.

The Department of Environment’s Chief Planner Mary MacIntyre provided an update on the current position and a representative from the Royal Town Planning Institute was able to provide an insight in to the exciting challenges ahead.

Events like this are key in ensuring councils are well equipped for and have the confidence to make sound planning decisions right from day one and more events will be planned in the lead up to the handover of functions.


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