LI Northern Ireland chair is one of six new council members

Emily Smyth joins Northern Ireland Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside

Chartered landscape architect and chair of the Landscape Institute in Northern Ireland Emily Smyth is among six new members to have been appointed to Northern Ireland’s Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside.

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan also announced the appointment of a deputy chairperson and that three council members would be re-appointed.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency within the DoE is currently preparing a Regional Landscape Character Assessment, says Emily. Expected completion is June 2015, she adds, and the agency has stated that it looks forward to working with a landscape architect on the assessment.

Established in 1989, the Northern Ireland Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside is a statutory advisory council under the provisions of the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 and provides advice to the Department of the Environment on matters affecting nature conservation and the countryside.

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