This is the first phase of a two phased public consultation exercise being undertaken by the Department of the Environment. The Department is seeking views on a range of proposals for subordinate legislation in exercise of powers already established in the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (the 2011 Act). It is intended to seek views on detailed proposals for subordinate legislation necessary to introduce reforms to the planning system and transfer responsibility for the majority of planning functions to the new district councils in April 2015.
Consultation opened on 26 June 2014. Closing date 20 August 2014.