Research Papers 2012

Synopsis: Here you will find a list of Environment Committee research papers published during 2012.

Northern Ireland Marine Bill

- Date: 02/07/2012

This paper gives background to the introduction of the NI Marine Bill, an overview of the policy principles, and considers some of the main issues with the provisions.


The NI Marine Bill: Comparison with other jurisdictions

- Date: 19/04/2012

This paper presents some comparisons between the NI Marine Bill, the Marine (Scotland) Act, and the UK Marine and Coastal Access Act.


Planning policy statements and their relationship with tourism

- Date: 17/02/2012

This research paper summarises coverage of issues relating to tourism within the body of Planning Policy Statements in Northern Ireland. As PPS16 is dealt with in another paper, this research is concerned with all of the other planning statements, and particularly PPS21. Comparisons are also made with tourism planning guidance in Ireland, and more briefly in Scotland, Wales and England.


The Planning (General Development) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

- Date: 09/01/2012

This short briefing note is to provide an explanation on the Statutory Rule entitled, ‘The Planning (General Development) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011’, which came into force on 30 December 2011.


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