Public Hearings

The schedule of dates and venues for the public hearing events held in each district are now finalised and available for interested parties to register in advance.

Each event will be facilitated by an Assistant Commissioner and be held between 10am – 2pm, combining in-person and online attendance.

To ensure compliance with ongoing measures in place for indoor meetings as a result of the ongoing public health restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, those interested parties wishing to attend any of the district hearings are asked to register their attendance in advance.


You can indicate an approximate time slot for your representation in the booking form, with the agreed running order announced at the beginning of each hearing. 

A limit of 20 people is placed for in person attendance, and there is no limit set for virtual attendance

If anyone attends in person on the day, who has not pre-registered, every effort will be made to accommodate within the venue capacity guidelines.

Virtual attendance must be booked in advance, to facilitate dissemination of technical details. Please provide a valid email address in the booking form.  

If you require simultaneous sign language interpretation, or interpretation in another language, these requests must be submitted no later than one week in advance either online or by email to: . Please note the hearings will be conducted in English.

A guide to the format of the hearings can be found in our Publications section of this website

Date & Time


Tuesday 28th  September

10am – 2pm

Ards & North Down

Strangford Arms Hotel

92 Church Street, Newtownards BT23 4AL

Strangford Hotel location map

Wednesday 29th  September

10am – 2pm

Newry Mourne & Down

Canal Court Hotel

Merchants Quay, Newry, BT35 8HF

Canal Court Hotel location

Thursday 30th September

10am – 2pm

Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon

Armagh City Hotel

2 Friary Road, Armagh, BT60 4FR

Armagh City Hotel

Friday 1st  October

10am – 2pm

Lisburn and Castlereagh

Lagan Valley Island Centre

The Island Centre, Lisburn, BT27 4RL

Lagan Valley Island location

Tuesday 5th  October

10am – 2pm

Belfast City

Crowne Plaza Hotel,

117 Milltown Rd,  Shaws Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP

Crown Plaza Hotel location

Wednesday 6th October

10am – 2pm

Fermanagh and Omagh

Silverbirch Hotel

5 Gortin Road, Omagh, BT79 7DH

Silverbirch Hotel location

Thursday 7th October

10am – 2pm

Mid Ulster

Ranfurly House & Hill of O’Neill

26 Market Square, Tyrone, Dungannon, BT70 1AB

Ranfurly House & Hill of O'Neill location

Friday 8th  October

10am – 2pm

Antrim and Newtownabbey

Theatre at The Mill

Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Rd N, Newtownabbey BT36 5QA

Theatre at The Mill location

Tuesday 12th October

10am – 2pm

Derry City and Strabane

Everglades Hotel

Prehen Road, Derry, BT47 2NH

Everglades Hotel location

Wednesday 13th October

10am – 2pm

Causeway Coast & Glens

The Lodge Hotel

Lodge Rd Roundabout, Coleraine BT52 1NF

The Lodge Hotel location


Thursday 14th Oct

10am – 2pm

Mid and East Antrim

Adair Arms Hotel

1-7 Ballymoney Rd, Ballymena BT43 5BS

Adair Arms Hotel