NILGA Condensed Planning Programme for Councillors 2020

NILGA, with the support of the Local Government Training Group (LGTG), invites Elected Members to an online training session on the planning system in NI.

This session will improve councillors understanding and confidence in:
• Development management, the planning process and the role of councillors
• Plan making and the role of councillors
• Place shaping: linking local development planning, community planning and other related activities
• The Statutory Appeals system and best practice
• Maladministration charges to the Ombudsman and Judicial Review

Why Attend?
Elected Members meaningful participation in planning is key to the delivery of the council’s vision for their area. By engaging in this session councillors will develop their understanding of:
• Council planning powers, why they are important, how to use them and support available
• Making robust and defensible decisions about the future of their council area.
• Ensuring Council are targeting resources in the most impactful way

Hosted by NILGA with support from the LGTG, this session is open to all Elected Members, officers and interested stakeholders.  The session will be delivered online via Zoom, details will be provided to all registered delegates.  To register please email

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