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Planning Law and Practice in Northern Ireland

1st Edition

Edited by Stephen McKay, Michael Murray


282 pages

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Each of the jurisdictions within the UK and Ireland is refining the operational characteristics of its planning system and while there are some common practices, it is also the case that there are substantive divergences. In each territory the planning template is fundamentally shaped within a dynamic legal context and thus, students and practitioners of planning need accessible, informative and up-to-date literature dealing with this matter. Planning Law and Practice in Northern Ireland provides an interpretive narrative of the statutes, case law and planning procedures that have shaped its planning system, with due regard being given to the combined influences emanating from European Union, UK and Northern Ireland planning governance.

The contributions in this book explore the evolution of planning in Northern Ireland and discuss key facets of development management, enforcement, environmental law, equality, property law and professional ethics. This book makes an important contribution to the wider literature in this field and provides an essential reference to students, planning practitioners and researchers.

Table of Contents

1. The Evolving Northern Ireland Planning System (Stephen McKay and Michael Murray), 2. Development, Planning Applications and their Determination (Stephen McKay and Michael Murray), 3. Amenity and Special Forms of Development Management (Stephen McKay and Michael Murray), 4. Environmental Health, Environmental Protection and their Relationship with Spatial Planning (Sean MacIntyre), 5. Progression in Planning: Regression in Enforcement? (Jane McKay and Stephen McKay), 6. Judicial Review in the Planning Arena (Stephen McKay, Claire McVeigh and Michael Murray), 7.Environmental Law in Northern Ireland (Brian Jack) 8. Environmental Impact Assessment (Neil Galway and Stephen McKay), 9. Advancing Integrated Marine Spatial Planning in Northern Ireland (Heather Ritchie and Wesley Flannery), 10. Equality Law, Good Relations and Planning (Diane O’Neill and Brendan Murtagh), 11. Property Law and Planning in Northern Ireland (Thomas Murphy, John McCord and Peadar Davis), 12. Liquor Licensing Law and Planning in Northern Ireland (Michael Murray), 13. Planning and Professional Practice (Gary McGhee, Stephen McKay and Michael Murray)

About the Editors

Stephen McKay is a Senior Lecturer in Spatial Planning and Head of Planning at Queen’s University Belfast where he teaches planning skills, ethics, practice and law. He is a Chartered Town Planner.

Michael Murray retired in 2016 as Reader in Spatial Planning at Queen’s University Belfast where he taught international planning, rural development and planning law. He is a Chartered Town Planner.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography