Committee for Regional Development

Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee for Regional Development. The committee was established to advise and assist the Minister for Regional Development, Danny Kennedy MLA, on matters within his responsibility as a Minister. The committee undertakes a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Department for Regional Development and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation. The Committee Chairperson is Mr Jimmy Spratt.

Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee.

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The Committee for Regional Development will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 10th September 2014 at 10:00am in Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough.

The Committee will begin in closed session when it will discuss its Inquiry into the Benefits of Cycling.

The Committee will then be briefed by representatives from Historic Royal Palace, the Department,the Freight Transport Association and representatives from Clady and Dungiven on HGVs Using Small Towns and Villages as Arterial Routes.

Please note that whilst this is a formal Committee meeting, access is restricted to Members and witnesses.

Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.

Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Paul Carlisle

Room 254,Parliament Buildings
Belfast,BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1063

Committee visit to Belfast Harbour

The Committee for Regional Development held its meeting on 18th June 2014 at the Headquarters of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners.

During the meeting, Members received a briefing from NI Water in relation to Price Control 15 and a departmental presentation on its Long Term Water Strategy. Find out more...

Inquiry into the Benefits of Cycling to the Economy

The Committee for Regional Development wants to hear your views.

The Committee is holding an Inquiry into the Benefits of Cycling to the Economy

Please click here for full details on the inquiry and how to respond, or call the Committee Office on 028 9052 1440.

Deadline: 21 March 2014.

Blog posts:
Regional Development Committee visits Great Western Greenway
Committee Gears Up For More Cycling

Committee Members visit Scottish Water

Committee Members visit Scottish Water

The Committee for Regional Development visited the headquarters of Scottish Water on Thursday 30th January 2014.  Members received a presentation on governance arrangements for Water and Sewerage Services in Scotland.  Chairperson of the Committee, Jimmy Spratt MLA welcomed the opportunity to meet with members of the Executive Board of Scottish Water: “I was delighted to lead a delegation from the Committee to meet the Chief Executive of Scottish Water and his management team.  Members were very interested to learn of Scottish Water’s experiences and its journey in becoming one of the top performing Water and Sewerage Companies in the United Kingdom”.

Pictured at the meeting are: (l-r)Chris Wallace, Director of Communications, Scottish Water Geoff Aitkenhead, Asset Manager Director, Scottish Water Douglas Millican, Chief Executive, Scottish Water Jimmy Spratt MLA, Chairperson of the Committee Brenda Hale MLA Kieran McCarthy MLA Nigel Ayton, Managing Director, Scottish Water International Sean Lynch MLA, Deputy Chairperson Declan McAleer MLA

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