Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Public Participation Networks
87. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the role his Department plays in the public participation networks; the number of full-time staff in each by local authority; and the statutory consultation obligations on local authorities in respect of their relationship with the networks. [56334/21]
Responsibility for Public Participation Networks (PPNs) at central level lies with the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD). DRCD is the majority funder and has overall responsibility for the development and oversight of the PPNs.
Specific staffing matters are a matter for each local authority to address.