First steps toward engagement with Transport NI as planning consultee

RSUA recently attended a Red Tape Review workshop which focused on the regulatory role of Transport NI. The meeting was facilitated by the Department of Finance and Personnel and included representatives from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and a range of construction professional and trade bodies.

At the workshop RSUA highlighted the problems experienced by architects with Transport NI in its role as a consultee in the planning process. Transport NI raised concerns about the quality of some of the submissions it receives.

RSUA has proposed that a formal liaison is established with Transport NI to help address these issues. RSUA has also suggested that architects should be able to discuss relevant transport issues directly with Transport NI staff.

RSUA’s proposals were positively received by Transport NI. Members will be kept informed of progress.