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Planning Portal Annual Conference: Angus Kerr, Chief Planner and Director of Regional Planning, Department for Infrastructure

by on August 18, 2021

Joining our Planning Reform discussion at the Planning Portal Annual Conference on Monday, 15 November 2021 at 2:00pm is Angus Kerr, Chief Planner and Director of Regional Planning, Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland.

As a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Angus obtained his Masters in Town and Country Planning and is a chartered Town Planner with over 28 years’ experience working in a wide range of planning posts across Government.

Angus was Project Director for the planning reform and transfer project, which was responsible for reforming the Northern Ireland planning system and transferring the majority of planning functions to the new 11 Councils on 1 April 2015. He is currently responsible for the Minister’s Review of the Implementation of the Planning Act (2011), renewable energy and low carbon development policy and the new regional planning IT system.

You can read Angus’s full profile and see details of our other speakers here. Tickets for the conference are currently available by registering through our website, click here to access tickets.

One Comment
  1. There is an apparent conflict between building new regional or national infrastructure in terms of encouraging mobility, investment and embodied carbon and the encouragement of active travel and 20min/lifetime neighbourhoods that require little or no new building/infrastructure or resulting carbon emissions. If ‘bioregions’ were taken as the guiding principle for regional planning, water resources, flooding, food and nature would get the priority that they require.

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