Research Papers 2011

Synopsis Here you will find a list of Environment Committee research papers published during 2011.

  • Economic Impact of National Parks and Related Issues

    Reference: 177/11 - Date: 21/12/2011

    This briefing paper looks at the economic impact of national parks and discusses related issues such as accessibility and liability insurance

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  • Comparison of Environmental Impact of Plastic, Paper and Cloth Bags

    Reference: 36/11 - Date: 28/02/2011

    This Briefing Note looks at the environmental impact of different types of carrier bags- cloth, paper and plastic. Their impact is compared based on four categories: decomposition, the manufacturing process, their reusability and their recyclability.

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  • Planning Bill (4): Implementation, Performance and Decision making: Issues of Capacity, Delivery and Quality

    Reference: 12/11 - Date: 20/01/2011

    This paper examines issues of capacity, delivery and quality in relation to the Planning Bill. It is one of four papers and follows a common format highlighting the key issues arising in the Bill; summarising the findings of the public consultation and the Government’s response; reviewing comparable arrangements in comparable jurisdictions and highlighting potential contentious issues.

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  • Planning Bill (3): Community Involvement

    Reference: 09/11 - Date: 19/01/2011

    This paper looks at the Community Involvement provisions set out in the Planning Bill. It is one of four papers prepared for the Bill, which follow a common format that highlights: the key issues arising in the Bill; summarises the findings of the public consultation and the Government’s response; reviews comparable arrangements in comparable jurisdictions and highlights potential contentious issues that arise.

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  • Planning Bill (2): Development Management, Planning Control and Enforcement

    Reference: 08/11 - Date: 19/01/2011

    This paper is the second of four papers produced in support of the Committee stage of the Planning Reform Bill

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  • Planning Reform Bill (1): Departmental Functions & Local Development Plans

    Reference: 06/11 - Date: 14/01/2011

    This paper is the first of four papers produced in support of the Committee stage of the Planning Bill.

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