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Northern Ireland round-up: £29m for Titanic Quarter; Hagan Homes reveals multimillion-pound development plans

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 22 July-28 July, 2017

£29m for Titanic Quarter

The co-owner of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter project has injected another £29 million (including new borrowing from Danske Bank) into the business.

The Planner

RTPI announces 2017 research awards shortlist

The RTPI has published the shortlist for the 2017 Awards for Research Excellence, with 17 research projects competing across five categories.

The Planner

Brexit will hit southern UK cities hardest – report

Cities that are successful and have large high-skilled service sectors, mainly located in the south of England, will be hit the hardest by Brexit, whether it is ‘hard’ or ‘soft’.

The Planner

Leading role for local authorities in UK plan to improve air quality

The UK Government has published its plan to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations and improve air quality, giving local authorities a leading role.

The Planner

Derelict Northern Ireland bar to become a church

A County Antrim pub hopes to replace bar stools with bibles in a proposed ‘pint to pews’ transformation that’s bucking the trend for churches to become bars.

Belfast Telegraph

Hagan Homes reveals multimillion-pound development plans

Hagan Homes has outlined details of a £4.8 million residential development involving the building of 26 new houses and the completion of 14 partially constructed properties at The Salmon Leap site in Coleraine.

Insider Media

Northern Ireland political deadlock ‘could scupper key A5 project’

The Stormont stalemate is endangering the long-awaited upgrade of the A5 road, assembly member Daniel McCrossan has warned.

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Methodist church to become £2m pub

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon has won the go-ahead for its £2 million project to transform a former Belfast church into a bar.

Belfast Telegraph