Collaborative spatial planning
The lead administration for collaborative spatial planning is the Northern Ireland Executive
Spatial Planning looks at the significance of geography and place in public policy. Collaborative Spatial Planning explores how British – Irish Council Administrations can work together across borders to plan for and implement key infrastructure.
The Council agreed at its twelfth Summit in Cardiff in February 2009 to ask the Northern Ireland Executive to lead a work sector to examine the benefits that could be gained from collaboration on Collaborative Spatial Planning.
This work sector brings together officials from each of the Member Administrations who are responsible for national, island and regional development strategies. The group meets biannually to exchange information and perspectives on current spatial planning challenges.
Bearing in mind the cross-cutting nature of spatial planning policy, the work sector has recently decided to explore the development of linkages with other work sectors.