Planning Law and Practice in Northern Ireland (Hardcover)
Each of the jurisdictions within the United Kingdom is constantly refining the operational characteristics of its planning system and while there are some common practices, there are also substantive divergences. In each territory the planning template is shaped within a dynamic political and legal context and thus students and practitioners require an accessible, in-depth and up-to-date literature dealing with this matter. The multi-disciplinary contributors to this expanded Second Edition of Planning Law and Practice in Northern Ireland explore the progression of planning within the region and discuss prominent facets of contemporary development management, development plans, environmental law, property law and professional practice. Consideration is given to the consequences of Brexit for planning in Northern Ireland, devolved government institutional structures for planning, and the post-2015 emergent performance of local authorities in this arena. The book makes an important contribution to the wider literature in this field and, with its extensive citing of statutes and cases, provides an essential resource for students, planning practitioners and researchers.
About the Author
Stephen McKay is Reader in Planning Law and Practice and was Head of Planning at Queen's University Belfast. He is a Chartered Town Planner. He was Co-Director of the 2021 award winning UK Knowledge Transfer Project VU City that has created an interactive 3D digital model to help inform development management decision-making. Michael Murray, prior to retirement, was Reader in Spatial Planning at Queen's University Belfast and where, as Honorary Associate, he continues his writing on international planning, rural development and planning law. His recent scholarship includes The Camino de Santiago: Curating the Pilgrimage as Heritage and Tourism published by Berghahn Books in 2021.