Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Planning chair brands local paper ads ‘ridiculous’
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The comments come as a public consultation gets underway reviewing regulations in Northern Ireland.
The review has been driven by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) following a 2022 review into planning, which identified the need for a change in regulations.
Castlereagh East Alliance Alderman, Martin Gregg said: “There is still a requirement for public planning lists to be published in local newspapers, which I feel is somewhat antiquated.
“The need for applications nowadays to be published in local papers is ridiculous.”
Head of planning, Conor Hughes replied: “That would need a change to the legislation.
“We could support a more online approach.
“We will bring back the council’s response to the consultation back to the committee.”