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

- Date: 21/12/2011 - Author: Kevin Pelan

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

- Date: 28/02/2011 - Author: Kirsty Bell and Suzie Cave

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

- Date: 20/01/2011 - Author: Ruth McAreavey, Stephen McKay, Ken Sterrett, Geraint Ellis

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

- Date: 19/01/2011 - Author: Geraint Ellis, Ruth McAreavey, Stephen McKay, Ken Sterrett

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

- Date: 19/01/2011 - Author: Stephen McKay, Geraint Ellis, Ruth McAreavey, Ken Sterrett

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

- Date: 14/01/2011 - Author: Ken Sterrett, Stephen McKay, Geraint Ellis and Ruth McAreavey

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

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