Policy Forum for Northern Ireland

Planning in Northern Ireland: progress, economic development and forward strategy

TO BE PUBLISHED December 2017

This timely conference focuses on key issues for the planning system in Northern Ireland, bringing together policymakers and stakeholders.

Delegates will assess progress and next steps in relation to Local Development Plans, and examine latest thinking on how they can be developed effectively to shape area planning for the next 10 years.

They will also discuss the way forward in addressing challenges that applicants, planners and local authorities have faced since the transfer of planning powers, as well as how to achieve a more accountable and effective planning system.

Further sessions will consider ways in which local authorities can best support businesses through the planning system, and options for the Department for Infrastructure in developing a strategic planning policy which can act as a driver for local and regional economic growth.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Northern Ireland seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates