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Northern Ireland round-up: Belfast takes drastic steps to tackle application backlog; sharp rise in number of homes registered

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 1 August-7 August, 2015

Belfast takes drastic steps to tackle application backlog

Belfast City Council has agreed new procedures to deal with the backlog of so-called legacy planning applications facing the local planning authority as powers were transferred from the Department of Environment to the local authority.

The Planner

RTPI holds consultation on code of conduct

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is holding a consultation on the RTPI Code of Conduct and Complaints Procedures.

The Planner

Sharp rise in number of homes registered in Northern Ireland

The number of new homes being registered in Northern Ireland is up by more than 50 per cent, an industry body has revealed.

Belfast Telegraph

Game Of Thrones Larne quarry film set could be our wonderwall: MP

The colossal Game Of Thrones ice wall could become a permanent fixture in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Telegraph

Ardress House: 18th Century farmhouse to get £120k facelift

An 18th century farmhouse near Portadown in County Armagh owned by the National Trust is getting a £120,000 facelift to stop it sweating.

BBC News