Committee for the Environment

Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee for the Environment. The committee was established to advise and assist the Minister of the Environment, Mark H Durkan MLA, on matters within his responsibility as a Minister. The committee undertakes a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Department of the Environment and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation. The Committee Chairperson is Ms Anna Lo.

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


Latest News

The Committee for the Environment will hold its next meeting on Thursday 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am in the Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings. 

Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.


Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Ciara McKay

Room 373, Parliament Buildings
Ballymiscaw, Stormont
Belfast, BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 90521783
Email: committee.environment@niassembly.gov.uk


Committee Launches Report on its Inquiry into Wind Energy

The Environment Committee launched its report on its Inquiry into Wind Energy. The Committee initiated the Inquiry in response to local groups who were concerned about the impact on rural dwellers of the increasing number of wind turbines in the countryside.

Listen to what Committee Chairperson, Anna Lo, had to say on the report:


Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill - Committee Stage

The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill was formally introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 12 May 2014 and received its Second Reading on 27 May 2014. The Bill has now been referred to the Committee for the Environment which has responsibility for the Committee Stage of the Bill.

The Committee has issued a written call for evidence in order to assist it with the scrutiny of the Bill and the closing date for submissions passed on Thursday 21 August 2014. 

The Committee stage was extended to 27 March 2015. Click here for further information and to view the current progress.


Visit to DOE Marine Conservation Zone Stakeholder Workshop

Members of the Committee at the recent DOE Marine Conservation Zone stakeholder workshop

Members of the Committee at the recent DOE Marine Conservation Zone stakeholder workshop


Committee Visits and Meetings

The Committee have compiled some photos showing the wide range of visits and meetings they undertake as part of their work covering the Environment remit.

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