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Assembly Committee to Discuss Planning and Town Centres with Oireachtas Environment Committee

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 03 October 2012

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Environment will co-host an event with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht on the difficulties faced in planning issues, especially the impact of planning guidelines on town centres in border areas.

Venue:           Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh

Date:              Thursday, 4th October 2012

Time:             2pm-5.30pm

Representatives from the Planning Service in Northern Ireland, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in the Republic of Ireland, the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association, the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation, the Town Centre Managers’ Forum and Retail Excellence Ireland will also address and participate in the discussion.

MLAs, MPs, Senators and TDs from border constituencies and representatives of local authorities along the border (Cathaoirligh/Mayors and officials) will also participate in the discussion.


Media are welcome to attend the joint event. Members of the Committee for Environment are available for interviews and photos at the end of the event at 5.30pm.  For interview or photography requests please contact:

Sohui Yim
Communications Officer
Northern Ireland Assembly
Phone: 028 9052 1606

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