On the 11th May 2017 this RTPI NI conference took the opportunity to consider the Local Development Plan system and how it is progressing two years into the newly reformed planning structure.
The conference, attended by over 70 delegates, was held in the stunning setting of Hill of the O'Neill, Ranfurly House Arts & Visitors Centre, Dungannon. The full day event considered a review of the process, provided an update from a range of local councils and looked at best practice and lessons learned from elsewhere.
Local council officers provided an overview of their LDP's with a private and legal consideration around the issue of robustness from practices in Belfast and beyound.
Speakers presentations are available by clicking on the speaker's name below.
Mary MacIntyre OBE, Former Chief Planner of DoE. Local Planning: Coming to Fruition
Kim McLaughlin, Head of Community Planning & Performance, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council. The Community Plan
Sharon Mulhern, Plan Manager, Causeway Coast & Glens District Council
Lois Jackson, Principal Planner, Lisburn & Castlereagh Borough Council
Chris Boomer, Head of Planning, Mid Ulster District Council
Antony Pollard, Economics Director, Turley. Robust Evidential Baseline
Maria O'Loan, Partner, Tughan Solicitors. Common Legal Challenges
Richard Harwood OBE QC, 39 Essex Chambers. Raising the Bar; Test of Soundness