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Back to Durkan’s drawing board

Mark H Durkan’s decision to withdraw Northern Ireland’s putative planning bill in October has been dramatised by the media as a bombshell at best and a catastrophe at worst. 

But does tearing up a bill four years in the making put the future of Northern Irish planning in jeopardy?
The bill, temporary legislation intended to speed up implementation of parts of the Planning Act 2011, was, said the environment minister, “derailed” by eleventh-hour amendments introduced by the DUP and Sinn Fein in June against the advice of then environm.....Sign Up or Login to read full article
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