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Northern Ireland round-up: A5 Corridor project published, £40m Connswater scheme

Words: Roger Milne
Northern Ireland

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 10 October-17 October, 2014

Key report on environmental impact of A5 Corridor project published

A crucial consultation on the environmental impact of the A5 Western Transport Corridor Scheme, the Province’s longest-ever road project, has begun with publication of a report on the effect on the Tully Bog Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

The Planner 

Connswater Community Greenway

Work is underway on the £40 million Connswater Community Greenway scheme, reconnecting the existing Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers in east Belfast, where a new nine-kilometre linear park is being created.

Belfast City Council 

O'Neill submits Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 to Europe

Agriculture and rural development minister Michelle O’Neill has announced that the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 has been submitted to the European Commission for approval. 

Northern Ireland Executive 

Grant project seeks wildflower plans

Thousands of pounds of funding are up for grabs for imaginative wild flower projects across Northern Ireland.

Belfast Telegraph

Peter and Jacqueline Dolan banned from being company directors

A property developer couple whose firm collapsed costing creditors more than £100 million have agreed to accept a seven-year ban from acting as company directors. Peter and Jacqueline Dolan ran the Dungannon-based Jermon group. It grew rapidly during the property boom and owned office blocks and shopping centres in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Poland.

BBC News