General Documents

Documents and Policies consist of formal NILGA responses to Ministers and Departments resulting from consultations or requests for further information from local government.  Publications from sources other than NILGA are also to be found in this section.

The Association engages with member councils to formulate their views and responses on each of the subjects, then collates one formal response on local government's behalf.

agendaNi Event - Brexit: Making sense of the crisis

03 August 2016

Tuesday 6th September, Belfast - Special Local Government Offer.

Draft PfG Framework - Senior Responsible Owners

02 August 2016

Draft Programme for Government Framework - Key Indicators - Senior Responsible Owners.

Social Media Belfast Conference 2016 -

03 June 2016

DISCOUNTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFER!7th September 2016, Baby Grand, Belfast.

Department for Infrastructure (DfI) - Planning one year on

18 May 2016

Presentation to the NILGA Executive - 13.05.2016. How well is the reformed planning system operating?

Elected Representatives Guide to Welfare Changes

09 May 2016

Over the past few years, a number of changes have been made to the welfare system in Great Britain and these changes will now be introduced to the welfare system in Northern Ireland.

NILGA Workforce Member Development WG

12 November 2015

Minutes from meeting, 17th September 2015.

‘At a Glance’ Guide to the Planning Act (NI) 2011

09 November 2015

Bill received Royal Assent May 2011. The majority of planning functions transfer to local government. Reforms to how development plans are prepared, planning applications processed and enforcement action taken.

DOE - Local Government Circular April 2015

09 November 2015

Councillors Allowances guidance for District Council in Northern Ireland.

Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment for Northern Ireland.

27 July 2015

All places matter – the European Landscape Convention says so – and we have signed up to it. Since 2007, the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) has been encouraging and promoting architecture and the built environment.

Sustainable NI - Places for People – a sustainable planning guide for councillors

20 July 2015

The publication aims to inspire and enthuse, to remind us of the wonderful natural and built heritage assets that are to be found in every district throughout this region.