Consultation update

Details of significant consultation exercises currently being carried out by government departments and other public sector bodies in Northern Ireland. Queries on individual consultations should be referred to the organisations concerned, as outlined.

 

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

There are no current consultations

 

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

There are no current consultations

 

Department of Education

There are no current consultations

 

Department for Employment and Learning

There are no current consultations

 

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

There are no current consultations

 

Department of Finance and Personnel

There are no current consultations

 

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Privileged access to court and information files

Opened 14 January

The purpose of this consultation exercise is to seek views and feedback from the public on draft statutory rules which will provide privileged access to information contained in court and inquest files.

Responses should be submitted no later than 22 February to: Statutory Rules Consultation Response, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9HQ.

Email: proniconsultation@dcalni.gov.uk

 

Sub-regional stadia programme for soccer

Opened November 30

The purpose of this consultation exercise is to publically seek views and feedback on how the sub-regional stadia programme can be best taken forward.

Responses should be submitted no later than 22 February to: Stadia Branch, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7EG.

Tel: 028 9051 5053

Email: stadiumteam@dcalni.gov.uk

 

Department for Regional Development

Parking and waiting restrictions (Belfast)

Opened 27 January

The department is seeking consultation on its proposed Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Belfast) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016.

Responses should be submitted no later than 19 February to: TransportNI Eastern Division, Traffic Management, Hydebank, 4 Hospital Road, Belfast, BT8 8JL.

Email: traffic.eastern@drdni.gov.uk

 

Parking and waiting restrictions (Londonderry)

Opened 2 February

The department is seeking consultation on its proposed Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Londonderry) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016.

Responses should be submitted no later than 26 February to: TransportNI Western Division, 1 Crescent Road, Londonderry, BT47 2NQ

Email: TrafficWestern@drdni.gov.uk

 

Department for Social Development

Banbridge town centremasterplan

Opened November 26

The evidence based plan sets out the strategic vision for Banbridge over the next 15 years.

Responses should be submitted no later than 17 March to: Banbridge Master Plan Team, AECOM, Beechill house, Beechill Road, Belfast BT8 7RP.

Email: ian.turkington@aecom.com

 

Housing adaption services

The DSD and the DHSSPS are seeking consultation on the Inter-Departmental Review of Housing Adaption Services Final Report and Action plan 2016. The consultation is being coordinated by Northern Ireland Housing Executive on behalf of both departments.

Responses should be sent no later than 19 April to: John Montgomery, NIHE Housing Adaptions Policy Unit, Fifth Floor, Housing Centre, 2 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP.

Tel: 028 9031 8561

Email: housing.adaptationsunit@nihe.gov.uk

 

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Equality and human rights

As NICE guidance is designed and developed for the NHS in England it is not automatically applicable to Northern Ireland. The department is consulting on the applicability of NICE guidance to the HSE sector.

Responses should be submitted no later than Wednesday 2 March to: Quality Regulation Policy and Legislation Branch, DHSSPS, Room D1, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3SQ

Email: SGU-NICEGuidance@dhsspsni.gov.uk

 

Department of Justice

Statutory time limits

The department is seeking stakeholders’ views on an ideal start point for measuring statutory time limits in criminal cases.

Responses should be submitted no later than 28 March to: Consultation Co-Ordinator, Speeding Up Justice Branch, Massey House, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3SX.

Tel: 028 9016 9645

Email: SpeedingUpJustice@dojni.x.gsi.gov.uk

 

Department of the Environment

Public service vehicle conduct

Opened 30 November

The department wants to amend the Public Service Vehicles Regulation (Northern Ireland) 1985 to introduce new duties for bus drivers with regards to passengers with disabilities.

Responses should be submitted no later than 26 February to: June Gibson, Vehicle Policy Branch, Road Safety & Vehicle Regulation Division, Department of the Environment, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8GB.

Tel: 028 9054 0354

Email: june.gibson@doeni.gov.uk

 

Marine conservation

Opened 14 December

The Department of the Environment’s Marine Division is consulting on the proposed designation of four Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).

Comments and responses should be submitted by 11 March to: Marine Conservation Zones Consultation, Department of the Environment, Marine Environment Division, Klondyke Building, Cromac Avenue, Belfast, BT7 2JA.

Email: MarineDivison.InfoRequests@doeni.gov.uk

 

Pollution prevention and control

Opened 1 February

The department is leading a consultation on amending the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulation (Northern Ireland) 2013 to require the equipment used for Stage II Petrol Vapour Recovery to be certified and tested according to certain CEN standards.

Responses should be submitted no later than 28 March 2016 to: Air & Environmental Quality Unit, DoE Regulatory and Natural Resources Policy Division, Department of the Environment Northern Ireland, 6th Floor Goodwood House, 44-58 May Street, Town Parks, Belfast, BT1 4NN.

Email: aeqteam@doeni.gov.uk

 

Regulatory charging policy

Opened 30 January

The department is consulting on proposals for a new NIEA Regulatory Charging Policy for the period 2016-2021.

Responses should be submitted no later than 24 March to: NIEA Regulatory Charging Policy 2016-2021 Consultation, Sheila Walker, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, 17 Antrim Road, Tonagh Lisburn, BT28 3AL.

Email: shelia.walker@doeni.gov.uk

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