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Consultation on Draft Guidance on Planning Element of Councillors' Code of Conduct

Published on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 by
The Department published draft guidance on the planning element of the Councillors' Code of Conduct for public consultation on 25 September 2014.
This consultation ended on Fri, 21 Nov 2014

As part of the review of local government the majority of planning functions will transfer to the new 11 councils on 1 April 2015.  The Local Government Act (NI) 2014 introduced a new ethical regime to local government.  As part of this regime, the Department issued a Code of Conduct (the Code) for councillors, which was approved by the Assembly on 27 May 2014.  Part 9 of the Code, which contains the planning element, is not due to take effect until 1 April 2015.  In the interim, the Department agreed to provide guidance for councillors on the planning element of the Code and to consult on this guidance.
Below are links to the consultation paper issued in September 2014. Also included is a copy of the Department's response to those comments received during the consultation period and the final guidance published in February 2015.
In the interest of protecting the environment, where possible, the use of electronic means to view these documents is encouraged.  However, if you require a hard copy or wish to enquire about alternative formats, please contact us:
By telephone: (028) 9082 3497
By text phone:(028) 9054 0642
By post to:      Draft Guidance on Planning Element of Councillors' Code of Conduct
                      Planning Policy Division
                      Department of the Environment
                      Level 6 Causeway Exchange
                      1-7 Bedford Street
                      Town Parks
                      BT2 7EG

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