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Northern Ireland: Green light for key Derry regeneration scheme; Belfast City Council spells out community involvement in planning

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 5 September-11 September, 2015

Green light for key Derry regeneration scheme

The environment minister Mark H Durkan has approved the major regeneration of the former Ministry of Defence site at Fort George in Londonderry. 

The Planner 

Belfast City Council spells out community involvement in planning

The new Belfast City Council has outlined its proposals for keeping communities informed on all planning developments in the capital.

The Planner

Public spaces paper wins top RTPI research award

A London academic’s study challenging perceptions about the privatisation of public space in the capital has picked up a top prize at the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence.

The Planner

Plans for new £10m film studio in Belfast a boost to Northern Ireland movie industry

Belfast’s burgeoning movie business is set for a major boost with plans for yet another film studio worth £10 million now in the works.

Belfast Telegraph 

Casement Park project: Sports Grounds Safety Authority disputes report

The GAA’s Casement Park stadium project looks set for more problems now that the leading UK authority on sports ground safety has distanced itself from a report seen by some as a ‘route map’ to getting the scheme back on track.

BBC News 

Public opportunity to voice opinion over plans for revitalising Lisburn

A master plan for revitalising the centre of Lisburn has gone on public display.

Belfast Telegraph