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 Trevor Clarke.

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 22 April, 2015 at 10:00am in Room 21, Parliament Buildings when the Committee will be briefed by representatives from Community Transport on the Rural Transport Fund for 2015/16.

Department officials will then brief the Committee on Community Transport; the Public Passenger Transport (Service Agreements & Service Permits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015; and Public Hire Taxi Ranks.

Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.


Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Paul Carlisle

Room 254,Parliament Buildings
Ballymiscaw,Stormont
Belfast,BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1063
Email: committee.regionaldevelopment@niassembly.gov.uk


The Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill - Committee Stage

The Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill was introduced into the Assembly on 9 September 2013. The Bill successfully completed its Second Stage on 17 February 2015. The Bill has been referred to the Committee for Regional Development for its Committee Stage.

Click here for further information and to learn how you can submit evidence.


Inquiry into the Coleraine to Londonderry Rail Track Phase Two Project

The Committee for Regional Development are commencing an Inquiry into the Coleraine to Londonderry Rail Track Phase Two Project.

The terms of reference can be found here.

Get involved with our on board survey on the 3:10pm Belfast to Londonderry Train, 27 January 2015

Get involved with our stakeholder event in the City Hotel, Londonderry, 27 January 2015


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Visit to Ballycraigy Primary School

The Committee for Regional Developments visit to Ballycraigy Primary School on the 14th January 2015.


Committee Members show support for Active School Travel Programme

The Committee for Regional Development visited Ballycraigy Primary School in Antrim on Wednesday 14th January 2015. Members received a presentation from Sustrans on the Active School Travel Programme and took the opportunity to meet with pupils involved in the Programme.

Chairperson of the Committee, Trevor Clarke MLA welcomed the opportunity to show support for the Programme: “It was very helpful to come to Ballycraigy Primary today and actually see and hear from the children how they have benefited from the programme. It is encouraging but not surprising that more children are walking and cycling to school because once people see the benefits of the programme, common sense prevails. For that reason the Committee are recommending the DRD ring-fence the budget for the Active School Travel Programme.”

Pictured at the meeting are: (l-r) Alex Easton MLA, Ross Hussey MLA, Trevor Clarke MLA (Chairperson of the Committee), Sean Lynch MLA (Deputy Chairperson), Chris Lyttle MLA and Stephen Moutray MLA.

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