When Northern Ireland’s new councils came into full operation in April 2015 one of the most important new responsibilities to be exercised by them was that of community planning. This briefing explores community planning in Northern Ireland since then.
We are currently working on briefings about:
- The National Planning Framework (and its links to the Scottish model)
- Rebuilding Ireland: The Action Plan for Housing
- Lifelong living at the heart of a caring local government system
- Local Government Strategic planning in times of austerity
- Culture as a catalyst for innovation and growth in a rural local authority
- Making local government efficient and effective
- Securing Ireland: Emergency Management in an unstable world environment
LGiU Ireland policy briefings contributors include:
- John Martin
- Andy Cullen
- Jack Keyes
- Pat McLoughlin
- Des Page
If you’re interested in writing briefings for us, or have any comments about content, get in touch.
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This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the EU General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) to individual rights, and summarises the governance and accountability mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which local authorities must comply.
In Ireland the use of temporary accommodation B&Bs by local authorities has been questioned by homelessness charities as not appropriate long-term approach. Here, we examine strategies local authorities in Scotland are considering and ask whether Scotland can have confidence homelessness will be addressed.
This briefing examines the issues around building metropolitan governance arrangements to underpin a strategic planning framework for Ireland, noting how the move towards metropolitan arrangements is now a common feature of local and regional public service reform across the OECD.
This briefing is one of our series of briefings on a sense of place. It considers what sense of place and identity mean in relation to regeneration and how retaining and building on sense of place can ensure the sustainability of projects.
The reports covered in this briefing provide more evidence of the importance of walking and examples of the kind of initiatives that could be introduced to make cities in Ireland safer and more pleasant to walk around.
In this briefing we look at the housing action programme and the challenges it faces in delivering sufficient affordable housing to meet the future needs of the country. The key question: is the current policy platform sufficient robust or is a change in direction required?
Job creation for inclusive growth in cities: Learning from cities like Chicago, Melbourne, and Limerick
This briefing explores the findings from a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that sets out the aims, rationales and types of demand-side policies for inclusive growth in cities, with evidence from global cities Chicago, Melbourne and Limerick.
In this Briefing we look at this external arrangements for auditing local authorities and examine the demands it is now making on the day to date management of local government funds and budgets.
This briefing looks at how councils can work effectively with the media when faced with bad news or a crisis, including tips for elected members and officers on how to ensure the local authority remains in charge of the situation.