public inquiry

5th April 2023

Guide to the Public Inquiry Process

This guide aims to provide an overview of the public inquiry process, which is a formal investigation conducted by the Planning Appeals Commission to examine a particular planning application. The process is designed to gather evidence, hear testimony from witnesses and experts, and make recommendations to improve policies, procedures, or practices. The guide explains the different stages of a public inquiry, such as the terms of reference, the appointment of a chairperson, and the submission of evidence, as well as the role of stakeholders and the public in the process. 
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September 2021

Mallon formally requests Public Inquiry to be held for Dalradian Gold Mine project

In 2021, the former Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, called for a public inquiry into the Dalradian gold mining project in Greencastle. Although there is no confirmed date for the inquiry yet, it is expected to take place in late 2023.
We will provide additional information as it becomes available.