IRISH PLANNING INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES JOE CORR AS NEW PRESIDENT 2018 & 2019
Joseph Corr MIPI has been elected President of the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) for 2018 & 2019. The IPI is the all-island body for professional planners engaged in physical, spatial and environmental planning in Ireland.
Commenting on his election Corr said “It is a great honour to be elected President of the Irish Planning Institute at such a crucial time pending the publication of the new National Planning Framework. The National Planning Framework will shape Ireland for the long term and I want to ensure the expertise of professional planners continues to be heard. Following Brexit, it is also a time of ongoing change in Northern Ireland presenting new opportunities and challenges for planners.”
Corr continued “Planning plays a key role in quality of life and I want the planning system to be proactive in the delivery of the right development in the right place with adequate infrastructure in place. The strength of the Institute lies in its membership and I intend to continue to expand and create opportunities for our members during my term.”
Corr concluded “I will continue the Institute’s work to bring clarity to the term planner to emphasise that professional planners have appropriate qualifications and subscribe to a code of ethics. This would increase public confidence in professional planners by making their knowledge and ethical obligations clear. During my term the Institute will deliver on its Corporate Plan ensuring the organisation remains fit for purpose and responsive to the changing environment for planning and planners.”