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Environment, Planning and Countryside Committee

The committee had a very broad remit based on the portfolio of the Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside. The Minister's portfolio embraced
  • the environment and sustainable development;
  • town and country planning;
  • countryside and conservation issues; and
  • agriculture and rural development, including forestry and food production.
The main functions of subject committees, as set out in Standing Order 9, were: policy development; scrutiny of Ministers and Assembly Sponsored Bodies; and scrutiny of legislation. They also advised on budget allocations.

Planning Decision Committee

Committee members also sat on the Assembly's Planning Decision Panel.

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