Ever had difficulties with Roads Service when going through planning?

A number of RSUA members have highlighted problems in getting transport related aspects of planning applications approved. RSUA has raised this issue at Director level with Transport NI and as a result RSUA will be meeting Transport NI’s Network Planning Committee which consists of the Development Control Principal Engineers from each division.

The purpose of the meeting is to establish an ongoing liaison between RSUA and Transport NI to discuss the experiences of Transport NI officials in dealing with the transport related aspects of planning applications and the experiences of architects in getting transport related aspects of planning applications approved. The ultimate aim is to improve the planning process.

It would be very useful to be able to provide Transport NI with a number of short examples of the problems and delays experienced by architects. If you have such an example please email a short summary to Ciarán Fox at ciaran@rsua.org.uk.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 October 2015 therefore it would be useful if examples of experiences where submitted by noon on 6 October 2015.