Planning: Getting off the transport roundabout

Proposed RIBA Curriculum Topic: Places, Planning and communities

Planning is one of the biggest challenges for architects working in Northern Ireland and one of the most problematic aspects of the planning process is transport. To help members make the most of the current system and to achieve the best outcomes for our built environment, RSUA has updated this workshop to reflect new design documents for roads and highways. This seminar is delivered by leading transport consultant Karen McShane, ‘Planning: Getting off the transport roundabout’.

Course Content

•          Overview of the transport assessment

•          Development Control Advice Note (DCAN) 15

•          New design documents in relation to roads and highways 

•          How to communicate effectively with Transport NI – in writing, by phone and face-to-face

•          Maximising the benefit of Pre-Application Discussion with Transport NI 

•          The role of guidance, conflicts between different guides and how to approach a project that is not in line with an element of guidance

Speaker Info

Karen is a chartered civil engineer and one of the leading transport consultants in Northern Ireland with extensive experience of transport assessments, travel plans, mobility management plans and planning appeals. Karen was previously Director of Transportation at RPS, is a past chair of the ICE Northern Ireland Region and is currently the chair of CIHT (NI).