TSO Northern Ireland
Report on the Planning Bill - Volume One
NIA 17/11-15, Fourth Report of Session 2011-15 - Volume I: Report Together with the Minutes of Proceedings, Minutes of Evidence and Written Submissions
- Northern Ireland Assembly - Committee for the Environment
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Report on the Planning Bill (NIA 17/11-15)' details the Committee's consideration of each of the reforms contained in the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (see below) whose implementation the Planning Bill makes provision for accelerating.
The Committee is satisfied that it is right to accelerate the introduction of each of the reforms, which not only means allowing them to become understood and established in advance of the transfer of powers, but also that the benefits of them can be realised sooner.
In addition, the Bill makes provision for the introduction of two new reforms which were not contained within the 2011 Act, to underpin the role of planning in promoting economic development:
(i) clause 2 - provides for the Department of the Environment (and the Planning Appeals Commission) when exercising particular functions to do so with a new objective of promoting economic development, alongside the objectives of furthering sustainable development and promoting or improving well-being; and
(ii) clause 6 - provides that material considerations in the determination of planning applications includes a reference to considerations relating to any economic.
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